July 16, 2010

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: UAP Insurance of Kenya, Safaricom and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture to Expand Mobile Microinsurance Program in Kenya

The fact that climate change is driving Kenyan farmers to now even spend more on insuring their crops is much more disturbing. While its an opportuntiy for the Insurance companies, my question would be, if such an initiative helps mitigate the effects of climate change adequately and ensures sustainability.
Read more of the more about the Micro insruance scheme here:
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: UAP Insurance of Kenya, Safaricom and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture to Expand Mobile Microinsurance Program in Kenya

On the other hand, it makes use of ICT and introduces a new enhancement to agriculture and rural developement by use of Mobile phones as a Web 2.o technology.
http://www.bizjournal-africa.com/biz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=84

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