Social Protection Schemes Vital To Eradicating Hunger, FAO Report Says

U.N. News Centre: Expanding social protection offers a faster track to ending hunger — U.N. report
“A new report published [Tuesday] by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) finds that social protection is emerging as a critical tool in the drive to eradicate hunger, yet the vast majority of the world’s rural poor are yet to be covered. … The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 shows that in poor countries, social protection schemes — such as cash transfers, school feeding, and public works — offer an economical way to provide vulnerable people with opportunities to move out of extreme poverty and hunger and to improve their children’s health, education, and life chances…” (10/13).