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Index based frost cover proposed for tea growers in Kenya

25th January 2012

Tea growers in Kenya could soon have access to a new way to protect themselves against loss of earnings caused by frost damaging their tea plantations according to this article in Business Daily Africa. The Kenya Tea Development Agency, which is a marketing agency for half a million small farmers, is looking to launch an […]

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Index based livestock insurance pays out due to drought in Kenya

21st October 2011

Kenya is again suffering from a drought which is causing hardship and deaths among the millions of affected people in the region. The resulting food crisis is one of the worst seen and despite the global awareness of the plight of drought affected Africans the support they receive remains minimal. However the drought has shown […]

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Kenyan farmers benefit from weather-index insurance

18th March 2011

Farmers in the eastern, drought hit province of Kenya are benefitting from a microinsurance program which sold them weather-index insurance. The insurance policies pay out based on actual weather conditions making them particularly suitable to the developing world where education about how the claims process works can be difficult.

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Kenyan weather microinsurance program expands

25th February 2011

With farmers in Kenya increasingly fearing large weather-related losses to their crops and livestock, and the access to weather data and infrastructure improving, the Kilimo Salama crop weather insurance program launched by UAP Insurance, Syngenta Foundation and mobile operator Safaricom is going to expand in scope and availability.

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MicroEnsure to offer Kenyan farmers drought insurance

3rd September 2009

MicroEnsure has been running a weather insurance pilot in Malawi, Africa since 2005 with the World Bank’s help and approval. Since then they have launched the product to farmers in Tanzania, Rwanda, India and the Philippines. Now they have announced that they will be opening up and offering policies to farmers in Kenya by the […]

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