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Early assessment of seasonal forage availability for mitigating the impact of drought on East African pastoralists

Vrieling, Anton; Meroni, Michele; Mude, Andrew; Chantarat, Sommarat; Ummenhofer, Caroline; de Bie, Kees (C.A.J.M.)


Pastoralist households across East Africa face major livestock losses during drought periods that can cause persistent poverty. For Kenya and southern Ethiopia, an existing index insurance scheme aims to reduce the adverse effects of such losses. The scheme insures individual households through an area-aggregated seasonal forage scarcity index derived from remotely-sensed normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) time series. Until recently, insurance contracts covered animal losses and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Remote Sensing of Environment
DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.12.003


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