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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

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

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It’s all systems go for the scaling up of index-based livestock insurance in Ethiopia

Policymakers, development actors and representatives of government and the private sector met on 10 July 2018 in Ethiopia for a policy dialogue that delivered a clear roadmap for the scale of index-based livestock insurance in the country. Continue reading

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A Business Evaluation of the Sales and Distribution Model for Index-Based Livestock Insurance

“Developing the insurance product was the easy part. The tweaking, monitoring, and adapting – that has been much more complicated.” This, in essence, was what Cornell development economist Christopher Barrett informed us as we began discussing our upcoming Kenya research trip with him. He was right. Since the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) formulated Index-Based … Continue reading