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FAO Radio - Regional Perspectives on Social Protection

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13 October 2015 - The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 report – known as the SOFA report - has been released today by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. It is the food agency’s flagship publication and this year the report has been dedicated to the topic of social protection. Social protection was featured prominently in the recently adopted sustainable development goals, and will be the theme of World Food Day coming up on October 16th. FAO has stepped up its efforts to help governments and partners incorporate social protection into national development strategies and policies. According to the organization, social protection plays an important role in combating hunger and rural poverty when combined with agricultural support.

Audio packages below are downloadable and available for media use.

Launch of SOFA report - Rome, Italy:

SOFA General Overview:
SOFA Regional perspectives:

Photo: ©FAO/Daniel Hayduk
Rice farmer in Tanzania

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