Loading...

The Tech Awards 2013 laureate: Kilimo Salama: Syngenta Foundation

2,842 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Nov 14, 2013

Video commissioned by The Tech Museum of Innovation.

Country: Kenya, Rwanda
http://kilimosalama.wordpress.com

Problem: Traditional agricultural insurance is too expensive for most farmers.

Solution: A weather index insurance uses proxies to estimate farm losses while payouts are calculated automatically and sent via mobile phone to a farmer's "mobile wallet." No claims, no farm visits.

Impact: 100,000 insured farmers in Kenya and Rwanda increased annual income by 16% and invested 20% more in their farms than uninsured neighbors.

About The Tech Museum of Innovation
The Tech Museum of Innovation is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Tech—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit, experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone.

Follow us online
Website: http://thetech.org
Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheTechMusuem
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheTechMuseum

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...