Rupsha Banerjee argues that the current revolution in information access offers opportunities to transform and extend opportunities for women pastoralists in East Africa
Rupsha Banerjee, Eric Mwaura and Sabdiyo Dido ask why women pastoralists in East Africa – who are not usually significant livestock owners – are major customers for IBLI’s livestock insurance product.
Governments across Africa are looking to protect pastoralists from the impacts of extreme weather with livestock insurance programs. But what works?
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The government of Ethiopia is set to introduce weather index based crop insurance aiming to rescue smallholder farmers from unpredictable weather that damages their crops.
Partnering with members of group saving and loans organizations (GSLs) may be an effective way of undertaking extension work on index-based livestock insurance (IBLI). These are the findings of the latest ILRI research brief on Integrating index-based livestock insurance with community savings and loan groups in northern Kenya.
IBLI is highlighted this week in Ethiopia’s weekly, English Newspaper Addis Fortune. It describes Oromia Insurance Company (OIC)’s efforts to insure livestock in the country through the index-based insurance scheme which compensates pastoralists for forage scarcity in order to keep their animals alive in times of severe drought.
Applications are invited to fill position of Enumerator for the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Project. This is a temporary position for a period of 7 weeks beginning 14th September and closing on 31st of October 2015. Learn more about IBLI project at http://ibli.ilri.org or on Facebook and Twitter. Candidates should have Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Natural Resources …
A 3-day training workshop organized by IBLI, Cornell university, USAID, Australian Aid and other partners took place on ILRI Addis campus from 15–17 July 2015.
Recently, there has been much excitement around the use of index-based insurance as an alternative to conventional insurance products that may extend the rural poor’s access to formal insurance coverage in developing countries. Index insurance provides indemnity payments based on a signal that is related to covariate losses rather than actual and observed individual losses.