Academic workshop: Mobile Pastoralism, Index Insurance, Computational Sustainability and Policy Innovations for the Arid and Semi-arid Lands of East Africa
DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / IBLI / Insurance / Kenya / Livestock / Pastoralism / SLS

Academic workshop: Mobile Pastoralism, Index Insurance, Computational Sustainability and Policy Innovations for the Arid and Semi-arid Lands of East Africa

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 … Continue reading

Africa / CCAFS / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Ethiopia / IBLI / Impact Assessment / Insurance / Kenya / Livestock / Pastoralism / SLS

The favourable impacts of Index-Based Livestock Insurance: Evaluation results from Ethiopia and Kenya

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. Continue reading

Policy Workshop: Developing Policy Innovations for the Pastoralist Rangelands through Cross-Sector Partnerships
DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / event / ILRI / Insurance / Kenya / SLS

Policy Workshop: Developing Policy Innovations for the Pastoralist Rangelands through Cross-Sector Partnerships

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 … Continue reading

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Livestock insurance, a cash cow?

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.’ Continue reading