After reviewing the report, the Government of Kenya adopted and in 2015 began implementing the national agricultural insurance scheme proposed by the World Bank. The scheme aims to provide insurance cover and a food security safety net to 150,000 vulnerable maize, wheat, and livestock farmers.
Megan worked closely with the World Bank authors of a policy report meant for the Vice President of Kenya, resulting in a final draft that made a strong and clear argument for national agricultural insurance. The final report distilled complex insurance terms and models into language easily understood by an educated general audience.
The majority of Kenya's population depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. More than 75 percent are smallholder, subsistence farmers, making them extremely vulnerable to natural disasters including droughts and flooding.
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