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Community Sensitization For Livestock Insurance In Isiolo County

E4Impact conducted mobilization and sensitization sessions with livestock keepers in Isiolo County. The activity was conducted in collaboration with the County government of Isiolo, Takaful livestock insurance & ILRI under Drought Resilient project funded by EU.  Six wards of Isiolo County which included, Cherab, Chari, Garbatulla, Kinna, Oldonyiro and Ngaremara benefitted from the training. The exercise reached out to 304 pastoralist out of which 131 were female and 173 male. The sensitization sessions aimed at creating an in-depth-understanding of index based Livestock Insurance (IBL) scheme. This product is specifically designed for pastoralists. Satellite imagery is used to asses forage availability and detect drought related forage scarcity.

During the session’s pastoralist were taken through importance of having livestock insurance as means of protecting their asset from extreme drought. Many farmers were receptive and will be registered, in the October-November window, into the scheme by Takaful livestock insurance. Climatic change have resulted to long drought seasons which normally leaves the farmer in devastated state through high animal mortality rate, to curb the situation, IBL scheme is meant to detect the drought situation and compensate farmers early to allow them procure animal feeds to protect their livestock from harsh drought season.






Speaking during the session Mr. John Lengeele, Oldonyiro livestock keeper, reported having benefited from first session conducted in 2021 where he insured his 10 cattle and 20 goats which when the drought hit he was compensated handsomely and was able to secure feeds for his animals during that period, “it saved my livestock, when others had nowhere to run, my kinsmen lets impress this and take insurance” he said as final remarks. “Drought Resilient in Isiolo County (DRIC) is a project, funded by the European Union in Isiolo County-Kenya and implemented by a consortium of five organization (WeWorld, SOMIRENEC, CCM, VSF-Suiss & E4impact) where E4impact is implementing Business related activities

By Leonard Ekea

Project Officer

E4Impact Foundation