Don't forget vulnerability of farmers and their families: FAO

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Natalia Winder Rossi. Photo: UN News/Matthew Wells

Social protections for vulnerable farmers and their families need to be expanded in many countries across the world, in recognition of the vital role they play in food production.

That's according to Natalia Winder Rossi, a Senior Social Protection Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Unlike formal workplaces, which are covered by labour legislation, many farmers have limited access to social and financial services and find it hard to get insurance, even when they can afford to make contributions.

On a visit to UN Headquarters in New York, Ms Winder Rossi explained the thinking behind FAO's new Social Protection Framework to Matthew Wells.

Duration: 4’06″

 

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