Kenya

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on Kenya. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to Kenya. See ILRI research on other countries

K24 Journalist Violet Otindo highlights the changing fortunes of dairy farmers using Brachiaria grasses to feed their animals in Kenya. Preliminary data from dairy farmers participating in on-farm evaluations of Brachiaria grasses in Kenya shows that the nutritious grasses contribute to increased milk production. The on-going research program on Climate-smart Brachiaria Grasses to Increase  Livestock [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, Jun/2015

Data from the first round of a household survey evaluating the impact of the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) in Marsabit, Kenya is now available. Continue reading

IBLI, Jun/2015

The new study, carried out by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Center for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia University showcases projects that have overcome many of the challenges that have previously hindered the uptake of index-based insurance. Continue reading

IBLI, Feb/2015

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

IBLI, Jun/2015

A new research brief by ILRI shares lessons in extension and outreach from the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) project in Wajir, Kenya. Continue reading

IBLI, Mar/2015

An Australian Aid-funded project seeks to generate a number of policy-relevant results on the feedbacks between migrant pastoralism and the environment, including addressing the impacts of new index insurance products. Continue reading

IBLI, Mar/2015

Migrant pastoralists on the arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) of East Africa are among the poorest and most vulnerable people on earth. Most of their economic activity is based around livestock herding and management. Continue reading

IBLI, Feb/2015

A growing, international network of researchers and policymakers, clustered around a central hub at the International Livestock Research Institute (Nairobi, Kenya) has been developing a new wave of policy innovations and research on pastoralist livelihoods on the arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) of East Africa.
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IBLI, Jun/2015

Uninsured risk exposure and the experience of uninsured shocks in low-income rural communities cause serious welfare losses and distort behaviors, potentially even resulting in poverty traps. However, conventional insurance products are routinely unavailable due to moral hazard and adverse selection problems, as well as high transaction costs in infrastructure-poor areas. Continue reading

IBLI, Feb/2015

Eurisy, the European Union funded non-profit, which seeks to raise awareness of emerging satellite applications, has just published an article highlighting Index-Based Livestock Insurance in Kenya and Ethiopia. Continue reading

IBLI, Jun/2015

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Brenda Wandera Gache
Market and Capacity Development Manager
Desmond Kirui Rono
Research technician
Diana Ndunge Muia
ICT Helpdesk Administrator
Dr. Victoria Kyallo
Project Manager - Urban Zoo project
Duncan Collins Khalai
Market and Capacity Development Specialist
Emmanuel Mwau M.
Research Assistant
Erick Rutto
Research Technician III-Data Systems
Evalyne Nyawira Njiiri
Environment Occupational Health and Safety Officer, research

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People working on Kenya

Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Brenda Wandera Gache
Market and Capacity Development Manager
Desmond Kirui Rono
Research technician
Diana Ndunge Muia
ICT Helpdesk Administrator
Dr. Victoria Kyallo
Project Manager - Urban Zoo project
Duncan Collins Khalai
Market and Capacity Development Specialist
Emmanuel Mwau M.
Research Assistant

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