- "We conducted extensive household surveys to make sure the product we designed matched with what they really want," Chantarat said.
- The researchers also held information sessions in which they used experimental games that replicate common livestock-keeping activities to demonstrate how insurance works and to study how households react to the new product.
- The model is designed to be market viable, Chantarat said, but the follow-up research will help determine whether subsidizing premiums for the poorest herders could boost the program's ultimate effectiveness in combating severe poverty and vulnerability.
Friday, March 5, 2010
For more information on the ILRI program I blogged about earlier with ILRI's video, see here for the Cornell Chronicle's story about a Cornell graduate student's influence on the program. Among the points that auger well: