Insurtech startup Pula raises US$6m Series A funding round led by TLcom Capital

KENYA – Pula, an insurtech service that works to re-risk African smallholder farmers, has raised a US$6 million Series A funding round to scale up operations across its 13 markets on the continent and expand into Asia. Launched in 2015 by Rose Goslinga and Thomas Njeru, Pula designs and delivers innovative agricultural insurance and digital products to help smallholder farmers endure climate risks, improve their farming practices, and bolster their incomes over time.  Through its Area Yield Index Insurance product, the startup leverages machine learning, crop cuts experiments and data points relating…

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IFAD, RBAs, FAO, WFP join forces to revitalize economic activities in the SAHEL region

SAHEL – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is joining with the other Rome-based UN agencies (RBAs), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), as well as the G5 Sahel and the Green Climate Fund to revitalize economic activities and food systems in the Group of Five Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) and in the Republic of Senegal. These efforts will strengthen the resilience of rural communities impacted by conflict, climate change and the current Covid-19…

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