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Earth Institute Research Projects

Evaluation of Remote Sensing for Index Insurance in Kenya

Lead PI: Dr. Daniel Osgood

Unit Affiliation: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

June 2011 - April 2014
Inactive
Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Kenya
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will use historical data and existing contracts to validate remote sensing of rainfall and test vegetative sensing products. Estimates will be applied to Syngenta indexes to compare performance. Modified indexes and methods for developing extended histories for pricing will be presented.

SPONSOR:

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$125,000

RESEARCH TEAM:

Jessica Sharoff, Pietro Ceccato, Christopher Small, Tufa Dinku, Eric Holthaus, Michael Norton, Barbara Platzer

KEYWORDS

rainfall product validation remote sensing index insurance climate vegetative sensing

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate