Kenyan Local Government Introduces Farmers' Insurance

The government has introduced an insurance scheme in Bungoma, Nakuru and Embu, to hedge against adverse weather conditions.

President Uhuru Kenyatta said farmers in the said counties have already benefitted from the premium subsidy, at a cost of Sh300 million.

The government has also introduced livestock insurance, which is being piloted in Turkana, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo and Tana River counties at a cost of Sh152 million.

''The results of the two pilot schemes are encouraging; ultimately we intend to roll out these schemes to every county of this Republic," said the president.

http://www.hivisasa.com/uasin-gishu/agriculture/172855

ACDI VOCA/ Katherin Ko

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