Interview with Dr. Michael Samson: How is South Africa bringing agriculture and social protection together?

FAO, with support from UNICEF and in collaboration with other members of the Agriculture and Social Protection in Africa Technical Reference Group, which include the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD), the Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP), the African Union (AU), New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Bank organized a two-day consultative workshop on 25 and 26 November 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.

During the workshop, as part of the From Protection to Production (PtoP) Regional Workshop “Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection”, FAO interviewed EPRI’s Director of Research, Dr. Michael Samson. The topic of the interview was: “How is South Africa bringing agriculture and social protection together?”

FAO has also shared a video on their website, which features clips from interviews conducted with participants who gave their insights on why coherence between agriculture and social protection is important and what issues need to be addressed to bring together the two sectors.


If you would like to view photos of the training, please visit EPRI on Facebook.

*All materials, videos and photos produced as part of FAO’s From Protection to Production (PtoP) project.

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