FAO’S “The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2015”

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The scope of this project was to produce two background papers for the 2015 edition of FAO’s flagship publication, ‘The State of Food and Agriculture’, themed “Social protection for agricultural growth and hunger eradication”, and to attend workshops and presentations.


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)



Main Pillar

Knowledge Production

Thematic Area

Social Protection

Other Thematic Areas

Poverty Reduction Policies

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 - No Poverty , SDG 2 - Zero Hunger , SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Project Results

Two background papers and a presentation to FAO-SOFA 2015

IPC-IG background papers and expert advice during consultations and reviews made along 2014 resulted in two final papers delivered to FAO.

The two papers, entitled: 1) “The role of targeting in social protection programmes: what have we learned so far?”, and 2) “Food assistance and institutional demand: supporting smallholder farmers to fight hunger and boost agricultural production” look at key issues of social protection programmes and how they are related to agricultural growth and hunger eradication for beneficiaries as well as non-beneficiaries.