Archive for month March, 2017

  • March 4, 2017

    Promoting food...

      Rural smallholder farmers in South Africa have for decades been confronted with the oft-cited hurdles hindering their capacity to effectively contribute their quota to national food security. Most smallholders are found in rural areas where the absence of both physical and institutional infrastructure stalls their productivity. Lack of access...

  • March 4, 2017

    The Potential...

    Social investment emerged as a way to reconcile the design of social policy with the improvement of economic competitiveness in Europe. This approach has recognised that, in a fast changing society, in order to create the prerequisites for human flourishing, there are new social risks that need to be addressed. Welfare provision needs to 'prepare' individuals...

  • March 4, 2017

    The contribution...

    The Social Investment Package (SIP), launched by the European Commission in February 2013, seeks to address the huge economic and societal challenges faced by EU Member States. It emphasises the importance of investing in people and designing social protection and welfare policies in a way that improves people’s current and...