DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / IBLI / ILRI40 / Insurance / Kenya / Livestock / Pastoralism

Identifying methods of scaling up index-based livestock insurance: Lessons in extension and outreach

About 80% of Kenya’s land is arid or semi-arid lands (ASAL) with the main livelihoods being pastoral, agro-pastoral and subsistence agriculture. Farmers and herders in these areas, among the poorest in the country, suffer from a weak natural resource base in addition to weak institutions and infrastructure. In such cases droughts act as a covariate shock … Continue reading