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Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

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Library Resource
Artigos e Livros
Março, 2013
Quênia, África, África Oriental

This article describes a novel index-based livestock insurance (IBLI) product piloted among pastoralists in Northern Kenya, where insurance markets are effectively absent and uninsured risk exposure is a main cause of poverty. We describe the methodology used to design the contract and its underlying index of predicted area-average livestock mortality, established statistically using longitudinal observations of household-level herd mortality fit to remotely sensed vegetation data.

Library Resource
Documentos e relatórios de conferência
Dezembro, 2011
Quênia, África, África Oriental

Climate related shocks are among the leading cause of

production and efficiency losses in smallholder crop and

livestock production in rural Africa. Consequently, the

identification of tools to help manage the risks associated

with climactic extremities is increasingly considered to be

among the key pillars of any agenda to enhance agricultural

growth and welfare in rural Africa. This paper describes the

application of a promising innovation in insurance design –

index-based insurance – that seeks to bring the benefits of

Library Resource
Relatórios e Pesquisa
Maio, 2011
Quênia, África, África Oriental

Climate related shocks are among the leading cause of production and efficiency losses in smallholder crop and livestock production in rural Africa. Consequently, the identification of tools to help manage the risks associated with climactic extremities is increasingly considered to be amongst the key pillars of any agenda to enhance agricultural growth and welfare in rural Africa.

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