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

@inproceedings{Vrieling2016EarlyAO,
  title={Early assessment of seasonal forage availability for mitigating the impact of drought on East African pastoralists},
  author={Anton Vrieling and Michele Meroni and Andrew G. Mude and Sommarat Chantarat and Caroline C Ummenhofer and Kees de Bie},
  year={2016}
}
Abstract 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… CONTINUE READING
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