Read the latest post in the Economics That Really Matters blog that details the findings of a paper written by Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Project researchers, which examines and identifies the constraints that hinder the demand of index insurance in southern Ethiopia.
A case study based on the IBLI project, entitled ‘Using satellite data to insure livestock: IBLI and the development of the world’s first insurance for African pastoralists’, has won the ‘Outstanding New Case Writer’ award given by The Case Study Centre.
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
By Fabian Mangera WAJIR (Xinhua) Some 101 Muslim pastoralists on Tuesday received 5,800 U.S. dollar compensation for drought- induced losses suffered in Wajir County of northern Kenya. The pastoralists’ herds of sheep, goat, cattle and camels were insured in August 2013 by Takaful Insurance of Africa (TIA) with an Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) product, branded …
IBLI Borena Household Survey Data is publicly available. For more details, visit ILRI Datasets Portal: link to round 1 data link to round 2 data
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TAKAFUL Insurance of Africa Monthly Bulletin – Issue 18- July 2014 As part of the activities to roll out the IBLT Cover in Isiolo County in the September–AugustSales Window, IBLT Agents were trained on the product to ease their interaction and sales within the community….read more
By Gordon Conway, Stephanie Brittain 06 August 2014 The index based livestock insurance developed by the International Livestock Research Institute has shown promise in helping smallholder farmers insure against the risk of investing in areas of regular drought….read more
A new kind of insurance may protect herders against drought Apr 19th 2014 | WAJIR | From the print edition The Economist AS WELL as a cheque for $700, a knowing look passed between Hassan Bashir and Bashir Mohamed, his 80-year-old father. A payment at a ceremony for herders in Wajir, a town near Kenya’s …
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:30 AM Author: Samuel Mintz LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Researchers in Kenya have developed a pioneering insurance policy for nomadic Muslim livestock herders, which has now delivered its first payout to 101 farmers to compensate them for drought losses. The policy, which was purchased by …