For his work utilizing satellite technology to bring livestock insurance to herders and livestock in East Africa, Andrew Mude was presented with the 2016 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research. Devex sat down with him to talk about technology, insurance and his passion for helping secure the livelihoods of rural farmers in the region.

About the author

  • Jennifer Ehidiamen

    Jennifer Ehidiamen is a Nigerian writer who is passionate about communications and journalism. She has worked as a reporter and communications consultant for different organizations in Nigeria and overseas. She has an undergraduate degree in mass communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, and M.A. in business and economics from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. In 2014, she founded Rural Reporters ( with the goal of amplifying underreported news and issues affecting rural communities.