Migration, remittances and matching grants
This webinar looked into the role that migration and the flow of remittances can have on the food security and nutrition situation in both countries of origin and those hosting migrants. Participants were introduced to the matching grants approach, which aims to channel remittances into the formal economy and incentivize recipients to use these funds towards agricultural development and poverty reduction. Detailed information was also presented on the use of remittances by households in Tajikistan and lessons learned from a matching grant scheme implemented in the Republic of Moldova and Tajikistan.
In the ensuing question and answer session, participants discussed issues such as the sustainability of such programmes, the disbursement methods for grants of various amounts, and the different incentives that can be used to involve beneficiaries.
Recording of the webinar:
http://fao.adobeconnect.com/pyi9baky78gy/ (in Russian)
- Labour migration to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus and return flows of remittances: trends and effects on rural development in the countries of destination - Irina Ivakhnyuk (in Russian)
- Migrant remittances as a resource for the development of household agricultural activity - Eldar Kelemetov (in Russian)
- Pilot project “Promoting inclusive economic development through grants on a parity basis for the development of agriculture and agribusiness in the Republic of Tajikistan”: results and next steps - Jahonghir Dehkonov (in Russian)
- Money transfer programme “PARE 1+1” - Iulia Costin (in Russian)
This activity is now closed. Please contact [email protected] for any further information.