Lusaka SP Colloquium: Exploring the linkages: Strengthening coordination between Social Protection and Agriculture

Tweet On January 17, 2017, SASPEN, the Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP), and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia (FES) hosted the the first 2017 Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium themed “Exploring the linkages: Strenghening coordination between Socail Protection and Agriculture” Welcome Remarks were given by Mr. Patrick K. Nshindano (PSP Zambia Board … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN brief: 8 new Briefs on Sustainability of Social Protection

In SASPEN briefs 1/2016 to 8/2016, eight presenters from the 2015 annual SASPEN Conference “Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space” explore different facets of social protection and country case studies. Victoire Umuhire and Christoph Ernst of the International Labour Organisation discuss the … ———- Please continue reading

ILO Lusaka looking for Feasibility Study Consultant – Extension Informal Workers

ILO Lusaka is looking for a consultant to conduct a Feasibility study on extension of Social Security coverage to smallholder farmers and casual agriculture workers in the informal economy in Zambia (Reference N°2016-1224204]. Please see relevant documents below and if interested contact ILO Lusaka at the contact points provided in the documents. wcms_515358 tors-on-introduction-of-levy-construction_30082016 … ———- Please continue reading

FAO Infographic: Agriculture and Poverty

An FAO infographic lists the hard facts when it comes to agriculture and poverty to highlight what social protection and agriculture actually can do in order to combat poverty appropriately. Despite recent progress, still today 1 billion people are poor and around 800 million are hungry. Extreme poverty is concentrated in rural … ———- Please continue reading

FAO SOCPRO seeks a “Social Protection Policy and Programming Specialist”

The FAO Social Protection Team (SOCPRO) is looking for a “Social Policy And Programming Specialist” in order to assist the the FAO’s efforts to strengthening the coherence between agriculture and social protection in Lesotho. The task for the specialist will be: Providing technical support to the National Social Protection Strategy … ———- Please continue reading

FAO SOCPRO Rome looking for Economist

The FAO Social Protection Team (SOCPRO) Rome is looking for an Economist. We are seeking an Economist to deepen and push forward the agenda on the linkages between agricultural and social protection interventions. The Economist will join a team of economists, anthropologists and policy specialists and will lead quantitative analytical work, … ———- Please continue reading

FAO Diagnostic Tool: Agriculture and Social Protection Coherence

A new FAO disagnostic tool “Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection to Combat Poverty and Hunger in Africa” addresses the fundamental connection between social protection and people who depend on agriculture. It assists in identifying ways to strengthen the connection, as agriculture depending people are particularly exposed to the risk of poverty and food-insecurity. Agriculture and social … ———- Please continue reading

IFPRI blog: Can linking social protection and agriculture end extreme poverty?

A new IFPRI blog entry scrutinizes at the relationship between social protection, agriculture and ending poverty. According to Rob Vos from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), social protection only offers a sustainable pathway out of poverty if there is inclusive growth in the economy. Presenting key findings … ———- Please continue reading

FAO Blog: Social Cash Transfers for Women

With Brazil and Mexico having introduced the notion that social cash transfers should explicitly target women, a model of social protection that has since been emulated in several countries, Ana Paula de la O Campos, Gender Policy Officer for FAO’s Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, analyzes the rationale behind … ———- Please continue reading

FAO: Cartoon on Social Protection for Farming Families

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a 2-page cartoon on ‘Social Protection for Farming Families: a little help can make a big difference’. Find the cartoon “Bee and the Drought” here (pdf). Watch the animated cartoon here: Tweet

ILO Zambia Call for Proposals: Review of Social Protection Legislation

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is looking for a consultant to conduct a Review of Social Protection Legislation and Regulations for Coverage of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the Agricultural and Construction Sectors of Zambia. In Zambia, the agricultural sector is the largest sector in terms of employment of … ———- Please continue reading

BRICS: Global Social Protection Forum for Food Security and Nutrition

The BRICS Global Forum on the Implementation of Social Protection Programmes for Food Security and Nutrition: Towards Partnership for Development took place on 10-11 September 2015 in Moscow. Participants came from Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, Cabo Verde, Congo, Mali, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Syria, Tanzania, the Philippines and Ethiopia. The event … ———- Please continue reading

Agriculture and Social Protection – Outcomes of the FAO Workshop

From Protection to Production (PtoP) is a four-year research project which is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with UNICEF. On 25-26 November 2014 the PtoP project hosted a regional consultative workshop entitled ‘Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection‘. There are now video clips of … ———- Please continue reading

Webstream of FAO PtoP event: Linking Agriculture and Social Protection

This Friday the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) hosts a one-day event on the links between social protection and agriculture. The event is part of the FAO project From Protection to Production (PtoP) which studies the productive effects of cash transfers in order to strengthen coordination between social protection, agriculture … ———- Please continue reading