FAO and UNICEF partner to show how social protection can end extreme poverty
24 August 2017
The two UN Organizations join forces to prove common perceptions on cash transfers are wrong, showing how social protection can help achieve SDG1 and SDG2. FAO and UNICEF are strengthening their partnership to promote the expansion of social protection as one pathway out of poverty. A new joint study refutes some...
Mali: strengthening coherence between social protection and agriculture, food security and nutrition
01 August 2017
6 July 2017, Bamako- Nearly 56 percent of the rural population in Mali lives in poverty with limited resources to invest in agricultural activities. Among those, about 3 million people are classified as being at risk of food insecurity with limited access to social assistance or social services in general....
Agricultural Transformation to Reduce Poverty and Hunger: An Innovative Approach
19 July 2017
An innovative approach to combating poverty and hunger is gaining credibility in sub-Saharan Africa and making its way into international development discourse. This involves bringing together agricultural and social protection interventions to support small family farmers in taking part in, and contributing to, the process of agricultural transformation.
FAO and Zambia launch project to strengthen coherence between agriculture and social protection
20 June 2017
The Government of Zambia and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have launched a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP), which will strengthen coherence between agriculture and social protection in the country. The project will mainly focus on developing human capacities within the ministries of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock...
03 June 2017
Social protections for vulnerable farmers and their families need to be expanded in many countries across the world, in recognition of the vital role they play in food production. That's according to Natalia Winder Rossi, a Senior Social Protection Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization