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Kenya Livestock Insurance Program Pilot to start in October 2015

19 October 2015

Kenya’s State Department of Livestock in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has finally announced the start of implementation of the Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP) in October 2015 in three out of the 14 counties of Northern Kenya at a cost of US$ 800,000. KLIP which was leveraged by ILRI’s Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI), in partnership with World Bank Group and the Government of Kenya will benefit 5,000 targeted livestock farmers directly in the short run in Marsabit, Turkana and Wajir counties. The Government of Kenya has additionally pledged US$ 2 Million to roll out the program to all the 14 counties of Northern region whose farmers suffer massive losses of their livestock in perennial droughts and also subsidize the general public. This is all towards ensuring that the livelihoods of people of Northern Kenya who largely depend on livestock are not disrupted every time there is s drought which is hitherto the case.



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