Kenyan economist Andrew Mude wins the 2016 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application
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Kenyan economist Andrew Mude wins the 2016 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Andrew Mude, a principal research scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya, was yesterday named the 5th recipient of a prestigious award for his work in providing insurance to livestock herders in East Africa’s drylands through innovative, state-of-the-art technologies. It was announced yesterday (30 Aug 2016) in Nairobi, Kenya, that Andrew…

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Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI), E-learning Course Launch

Are you interested in knowing just how Index Based Livestock Insurance works? Lessons on IBLI and the Asset Protection Contract are now just a click away! You can easily access your IBLI lessons from ILRI’s e-Learning portal http://learning.ilri.org/.  The IBLI e-Learning course was launched on the 22nd of March 2016 at the International Livestock Research … Continue reading

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Kenya’s drought insurance scheme shelters herders from financial storm

New index-based livestock insurance protects vegetation rather than animals. But can it generate trust within the community? Daniel Howden in Wajir theguardian.com, Friday 4 April 2014 11.20 BST   It was almost inevitable that the day chosen to make the first drought insurance payments in Wajir, in the arid north-east of Kenya, would be the … Continue reading

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New insurance scheme protects Kenyan farmers

A new insurance programme in northern Kenya is helping farmers protect their livelihoods in dry seasons. Farmers who contribute to the scheme will be given payments should their livestock die. The initiative has already been linked to 33 per cent drop in food aid needed in the area. Al Jazeera’s Caroline Malone reports. Watch the … Continue reading

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Insurer to compensate livestock farmers

Takaful Insurance will pay livestock farmers about Sh500,000 for losses incurred during the December to March dry season. The farmers, 30 women and 71 men from Wajir County, are the first to be compensated after they took up the Shariah compliant Index-Based Livestock Takaful (IBLT) cover in August 2013. Continue reading… By John Gachiri, Business daily … Continue reading

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IBLI project seeks proposals to build a web-based ICT system

The IBLI project announces a call for proposals to help build a web-based interface with simulation capacity that will enable the automation of index-generating procedures; the automation of information dissemination across a range of output and format types; a facility for querying the system on historical index trends and other project-relevant data across program locations; … Continue reading

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Insuring the Uninsured… OIC’s new Index Based Livestock Insurance for Borena pastoralists

Oromia Insurance Company (OIC) has recently launched a new product dubbed Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) for pastoralists in Borena Zone, Oromia National Regional State. For farmers and pastoralists in Ethiopia’s drought vulnerable zone, the launching of IBLI is very good news. Borena has been affected by drought recurrently over the past couple of years. … Continue reading