The state of social protection for agrifood systems workers in West Africa
This project was a partnership between the IPC-IG and FAO Subregional Office for West Africa to develop a study aiming to take stock of the state of social protection schemes for agrifood system workers in the West Africa region. Furthermore, this project details selected country cases where good practices are identified through desk review and key informant interviews (KIIs), as well as create a space for dialogue (through a webinar) between UN agencies, international and regional organisations, national governments, and civil society to discuss how to enhance social protection for agrifood systems workers.
Sub-Saharan AfricaBenin , Burkina , Cape Verde , Côte d'Ivoire , Gambia , Ghana , Guinea , Guinea-Bissau , Liberia , Mali , Niger , Nigeria , Senegal , Sierra Leone , Togo
Sustainable Development Goals
IPC-IG, in partnership with FAO West Africa, developed a working paper to analyse the state of social protection and resilience for agrifood system workers in the West Africa region. The paper provides an overview of existing social assistance and social insurance programmes, analyses their sensitivity to agrifood systems workers’ needs and characteristics and identifies countries´ main challenges. It also presents a series of good practices from Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, and Senegal informed by a number of key informant interviews (KIIs) with representatives from the country's cases. The paper is available both in English and French.
IPC-IG developed a One Pager with key findings of the research project to facilitate policy dialogue and sharing of study results.
Policy dialogue session
On 25 October 2022, the IPC-IG, FAO and the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) organized the webinar "The state of social protection for agrifood systems workers in West Africa" hosted by the socialprotection.org platform. IPC-IG researchers presented the main findings of the report and the session also featured government representatives directly involved in the design of social protection public policy in West Africa. This webinar was also meant to create a space for dialogue between UN agencies, international and regional organisations, national governments, and civil society to discuss how to enhance SP for agrifood systems workers in West Africa.