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Unconditional cash transfers paid to vulnerable populations as regular, predictable income support is now an established programmatic strategy to combat poverty and social exclusion and build resilience to shocks in Africa. However, despite evidence which points towards the transformative impact of cash transfers, common myths hinder the development of these...
A side event of the 159th FAO Council last 4 June, 2018, “FAO’s role in social protection: Innovation to achieve zero hunger, reduce poverty and build resilient communities” highlighted the organization’s growing engagement in the area of social protection in recent years. It also demonstrated FAO’s key role in solidifying...
Did you know? In 2015, an estimated 65 million people were forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, generalised violence or other human rights violations – an increase of almost 6 million compared to the previous year. That number is projected to keep growing. Evidence demonstrates that social protection enhances...
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...
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. ...
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