IBLI Index

Ethiopia set to launch weather index based crop insurance

The government of Ethiopia is set to introduce weather index based crop insurance aiming to rescue smallholder farmers from unpredictable weather that damages their crops.

When implemented, this new insurance product will enable smallholder farmers to insure their loans and investments to purchase and use agricultural inputs. The insurance service is expected to reach over 200,000 farmers at the initial period and millions of small holder farmers in the coming strategic periods.

Pilot Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) project in Kenya and Ethiopia demonstrates innovative approaches to insuring poor nomadic pastoralists in challenging circumstances, according to the 2015 global report, ‘Scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers: Recent evidence and insights’.

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IBLI Marsabit household surveys data now available

Data from the first (baseline) round of a household survey evaluating the impact of Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) in Marsabit, Kenya is now available.

This information, which is described in a data codebook, is from a pre-intervention baseline survey carried out by the IBLI team between October and November 2009 and complemented with annual follow-up rounds from 2010 to 2013.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Cornell University, University of California-Davis and Syracuse University in collaboration with implementing partners, UAP Insurance Company and Equity Bank piloted, in January 2010, a market-mediated index-based insurance product to protect pastoralists from drought-related livestock mortality, in Marsabit District.

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