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Monitoring, Evaluating and Learning for Education and Extension–A Framework For Index Based Livestock Insurance

The Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) product is a research for development project that commenced in 2008, the result of a collaboration between Cornell University, the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The product aims to improve the resilience of pastoralists against drought related losses of livestock—their key productive asset. It relies on low cost, accessible and reliable forage availability data through satellite imagery of the earth’s surface, targeting drought vulnerable pastoralists in Northern Kenya and the  Borena region in Southern Ethiopia. IBLI has since been adopted by the government of Kenya as the Kenya Livestock  Insurance Program (KLIP) in 2015 and efforts are underway for a similar kind of program in Ethiopia