Farm Aid From Space

Farm Aid From Space

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Kenya farmer, via USAID, by Bev-AbmaAcross the dry, dusty plains of northern Kenya, cattle herders are pioneering a new way to fend off poverty by teaming up with unlikely partners – insurance agents.

An innovation, called weather-indexed insurance, might help impoverished cattle farmers survive the loss of their cows during times of drought thanks to the help of a NOAA satellite that tracks environmental changes for insurance agents back in the US who want to help mitigate risk for the Kenyans on the ground.

(READ the story in the CS Monitor)

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