A 9 June 2015 IBLI workshop discussed how cross-sector partnerships can be harnessed to foster policy innovations for the pastoralist rangelands.
Data from the first round of a household survey evaluating the impact of the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) in Marsabit, Kenya is now available.
Data from household surveys conducted by the Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) project in the Borena Zone of Ethiopia is now available online.
This workshop was held on June 10 and 11 2015 , at the John Vercoe (JVC) Auditorium International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi, Kenya The Academic Workshop provided a forum to showcase the research work that is ongoing in and around IBLI on behavior and welfare and drivers of change that affect the pastoral community …
Eurisy, the European Union funded non-profit, which seeks to raise awareness of emerging satellite applications, has just published an article highlighting Index-Based Livestock Insurance in Kenya and Ethiopia.
A new research brief by ILRI demonstrates that index insurance shows considerable promise, especially in settings where conventional insurance to cover potentially catastrophic herd losses does not exist.
The Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) program represents a fruitful cross-sector partnership, bringing together academic researchers, policymakers, private sector partners, NGOs and other stakeholders to develop an innovation to improve livelihoods on the pastoralist rangelands of East Africa. How will this innovative partnership continue to evolve as IBLI looks to scale, and what possibilities are there …
A new research brief by ILRI shares lessons in extension and outreach from the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) project in Wajir, Kenya.
An Australian Aid-funded project seeks to generate a number of policy-relevant results on the feedbacks between migrant pastoralism and the environment, including addressing the impacts of new index insurance products.
In an article published on 2 March 2015 in Reactions magazine online, Victoria Beckett reports that ‘[r]ecent technology has allowed satellite imagery to assess weather damage’ and [o]ver the last few years “index-based livestock insurance (IBLI)” has provided insured pastoralists across Africa with a pay-out in times of drought, based on predicted rather than actual livestock deaths.’