Kilimo Salama – Index-based agriculture insurance

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The objective of this case study is to describe the design and implementation of an index-based agricultural insurance product targeting rural farmers in Kenya. The Kilimo Salama (?Safe Agriculture? in Kiswahili) product has been successful in protecting farmers against risks from drought or excessive rainfall, both of which can have disastrous effects on the harvest. The following sections present weather-related risks affecting farmers, the steps taken to address these problems by designing a new insurance product, the product development and implementation process, and the impact of this new product thus far. Beyond the focus on product design, this case also discusses lessons learned since the product‘s launch, how the product is expected to evolve in future versions, and scalability.

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Piyush Tantia, Tyler Comings

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IFC , ideas42

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15

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