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Novel Kenyan insurance programs recognized for helping women as well as men pastoral herders

Novel drought insurance programs for Kenya’s many dryland livestock herders are offering these pastoral women as well as men some relief. This is particularly important as climate change is putting Africa’s pastoral livestock systems at increasing risk of drought. Continue reading

On the road to salvaging livestock market data: Digitizing livestock market data from Kenya’s arid and semi-arid regions
East Africa / IBLI / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / Markets / Pastoralism / Resilience / SLS

On the road to salvaging livestock market data: Digitizing livestock market data from Kenya’s arid and semi-arid regions

ILRI researchers are working with data monitors drawn from county departments of livestock and partner agencies like Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (KLMC) to consolidate and digitize livestock data from the arid and semi-arid regions. Continue reading

Let the games begin: Using simulations to collect data and disseminate information on livestock insurance
IBLI / Insurance / Kenya / Livestock / Pastoralism / Resilience / SLS

Let the games begin: Using simulations to collect data and disseminate information on livestock insurance

A game known as ‘SIMPASTORALIST’, an abbreviation for the phrase ‘simulating pastoralist’ is being used to collect data on the decision-making process within pastoralist households. This information will inform future designs of interventions such as the index-based livestock insurance. Continue reading