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Cash-based transfers

FAO’s cash-based programming provides assistance to smallholder farmers, rural communities and other vulnerable men and women, who are particularly exposed to the impacts of climate change, natural hazards, economic shocks, conflicts and protracted crises. 

FAO uses cash-based transfers for a broad range of complementary purposes: to provide immediate relief to farmers; to strengthen livelihood resilience to future shocks; to increase agricultural production and productivity; and to support transition from humanitarian assistance to development. Cash-based programming can also enhance linkages with national social protection systems, to make them more shock-responsive. 

The publication will presentthe key reasons and figures about FAO increasing use of cash-based transfers in its field programming and the linkages with the impact of emergency responses, cost-effectiveness of field operations, the Strategic Programme on resilience, social protection policies and programmes, etc.