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

UN Lesotho: Expanding Social Protection Faster Track to Ending Hunger

The United Nations in Lesotho has highlighted the connection between social protection, hunger alleviation and food security. The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 published by FAO today finds that in poor countries, social protection schemes – such as cash transfers, school feeding and public works – offer an economical way to provide … ———- 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

ESID Research on the Political Economy of Social Protection

With the proliferation of new social protection programmes and frameworks throughout the world, we also see more and more research on the political economy and politics of social protection. There is the ongoing research at the Centre for Social Research at the University of Cape Town, interest of the United … ———- Please continue reading

Findings from the Cash Atlas

The Cash Atlas was launched in July 2013 by the Cash Learning Partnership as a mapping tool to provide information on cash transfer programmes world-wide. Today, the cash atlas includes 713 projects. The data shows that the majority of projects (80%) implemented in 2014 included food security and livelihoods objectives, … ———- Please continue reading