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R4 Rural Resilience Initiative: Quarterly Report October - December 2018
During this quarter, the initiative continued its expansion in Malawi and Zambia. More specifically, in Malawi the initiative scaled up to over 36,000 farmers and expanded to three new districts, including Mangochi, Chikwawa, and Nsanje. In Zambia, R4 insured 7,821 farmers and expanded to four new districts, including Gwembe, Namwala, Monze, and Mazabuka. In Zimbabwe, the insurance product was finalized and insured 500 farmers for the 2018/19 season, while in Kenya, the initiative scaled up to 9,485 farmers. In Ethiopia, R4 reached 29,300 farmers with weather index insurance. Moreover, WFP also began offering insurance to pastoralists in 2018 through the Satellite Index Insurance for Pastoralists in Ethiopia (SIIPE). This year, a total of 5,001 participants were insured in the Somali region of Ethiopia.