pastoralism

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

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

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

Recently, there has been much excitement around the use of index-based insurance as an alternative to conventional insurance products that may extend the rural poor’s access to formal insurance coverage in developing countries. Continue reading

IBLI, Feb/2015

Through collaboration among the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Cornell University, donor agencies such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), insurance companies, local radio stations, and pastoralists themselves, a new insurance system is being tested in Ethiopia Continue reading

IBLI, Jan/2015

An interesting and comprehensive paper, Dynamics and resilience of rangelands and pastoral peoples around the globe, was recently published in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 39: 217-242 (Oct 2014), DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-020713-163329. The lead author of the paper is Robin Reid, an ecologist and rangelands expert formerly with ILRI, in Nairobi, Kenya, and now director of the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

Iddo Dror prepared this case study with case writer Shreya Maheshwari and IBLI team leader Andrew Mude as the basis for class discussion rather than to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of an administrative situation. This case was prepared in collaboration with the IBLI team and benefited from useful insights by a range of partners and collaborators of the IBLI program. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

This case study explains how IBLI used satellite data to insure camels, cows, sheep and goats to develop the world’s
first insurance for African pastoralists. Continue reading

IBLI, Nov/2014

Oromia Insurance Company has introduced a new service using satellite data to insure pastoralists in Southern Ethiopia by using Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI). Continue reading

IBLI, Nov/2014

Private insurance against drought, common elsewhere in the world, has been successfully piloted in northern Kenya since 2010, as well as in parts of southern Ethiopia. Continue reading

IBLI, Nov/2014

Scientists from ILRI's Food Safety and Zoonoses program presented at the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-30 October 2014.

AgHealth, Oct/2014

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Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Lance W. Robinson
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Racheal Mwaura
Project Management Specialist
Todd Andrew Crane
Climate Adaptation Scientist

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Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Lance W. Robinson
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Racheal Mwaura
Project Management Specialist
Todd Andrew Crane
Climate Adaptation Scientist