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

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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

Crowdsourcing: an approach to revolutionize and improve rangeland monitoring
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Crowdsourcing: an approach to revolutionize and improve rangeland monitoring

A recent study by the Crowdsourcing for Rangeland Conditions project—implemented through a collaboration between ILRI, Cornell University and the University of Sydney—applied a crowdsourcing approach to collect detailed information on forage conditions in northern Kenya. Continue reading

Largest-ever micro-insurance payout made to Ethiopian pastoralists
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Largest-ever micro-insurance payout made to Ethiopian pastoralists

Originally posted on ILRI news:
More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia. More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia. Low levels of rainfall have led to the loss of approximately 300,000 livestock in 2017 in…

Towards a robust national livestock market information system: Stakeholders convene to chart way forward
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Towards a robust national livestock market information system: Stakeholders convene to chart way forward

Originally posted on Sustainable livestock systems:
Participants at the stakeholders’ workshop on livestock market information system held on 11 July 2017 in Naivasha, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Dorine Odongo) Access to accurate and timely market information among pastoralist livestock producers and market actors is a perennial concern, even more so following the immense emphasis and efforts…