Kenyan farmers get micro-insurance

SciDev.Net: Kenyan smallholders are 'micro-insuring' themselves against crop losses under a scheme launched this month (5 March) that combines mobile phone payment with the use of automated weather stations. The scheme, Kilimo Salama -- a Swahili phrase for "safe farming" -- aims to give small-scale farmers in Kenya 'pay-as-you-plant' insurance, so if they lose their harvest they can still afford farming the following season. Farmers with as little as one acre of land pay an extra five per ......

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