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Equity Bank and UAP will insure Kenyan herders against drought

Equity Bank Ltd. and UAP Insurance Ltd. will insure livestock in northern Kenya against starvation and are offering the first African insurance program that will use satellite images to predict drought.

The index-based product will initially be sold to herders of camels, cows, goats and sheep in Kenya’s arid Marsabit district, the Nairobi, Kenya-based International Livestock Research Institute, which helped develop the program, said in an e-mailed statement on 22 Januarey.

Read more … (Bloomberg)

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