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IBLI Marsabit household survey round five data now available

Are you a researcher, student, or simply a curious mind? Do you want to explore the specifics of how Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) affects households in northern Kenya? If so, check out the Marsabit household survey round five data that became public today…click here Continue reading

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Oromia Insurance offers new coverage for vulnerable livestock in Ethiopia

IBLI is highlighted this week in Ethiopia’s weekly, English Newspaper Addis Fortune. It describes Oromia Insurance Company (OIC)’s efforts to insure livestock in the country through the index-based insurance scheme which compensates pastoralists for forage scarcity in order to keep their animals alive in times of severe drought. Continue reading

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Case study on the first insurance for Africa’s camels, cows, sheep and goats

On a hot morning in Nairobi in 2014, Andrew Mude, Team Leader for the Index-Based Livestock Insurance program (IBLI hereafter), looked out of his office window at cows grazing on Ngong Hills’ green pastures, but his mind was elsewhere. Continue reading