Published on January 15, 2010

Index-based weather insurance project briefing note


FinAccess data shows that in 2009 only 7% of Kenyan adults used any insurance product, up only modestly from 6% in 2006. The use of conventional agricultural insurance products, like other types of insurance, is very limited in Kenya.

Index-based weather insurance (IBWI) offers a powerful new way to tackle the risks associated with rain-fed agriculture, on which the livelihoods of so many African smallholder farmers depend.


You might also like

Quarterly newsletter – issue 29

Time for cash to cash out? Scoping Kenya’s path to a cash-lite society

Enhancing the growth of plastic cards in Kenya

2008 Annual report

Equity Bank and the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) in Kenya

Reaching rural Kenya with group savings and loan associations