Can Rural Development Programs Build Resilience to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures national governments around the world are taking to contain it have created new challenges for families who were already vulnerable to a number of climate-related disaster risks. New research supported by USAID is learning whether investments in broadly based resilience helps families to withstand even this completely unexpected and global shock.

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Smallholder farmers in Kenya to get Sh117m insurance payout for crop failure

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

MiN member APA, together with five other underwriters Amaco, Jubilee, Gemini, Kenya Orient and CIC Group, and with international backing from Swiss Re, released Sh117.5 million in compensation to 25,000 smallholder farmers across 28 counties in Kenya for climate-related crop losses.

APA chief executive Ashok Shah said since 2016, pastoralists who insured their animals have also received Sh700 million for animals killed by drought, while another 37,500 farmers received Sh217 million for crop loss.

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