Interoperability in Action #4 - Social Protection Information System interacting with Farmer Registry


This webinar offered simultaneous interpretation (English, Spanish, French).


About the Digital Convergence Initiative

The Digital Convergence Initiative (DCI) is a joint effort by USP2030 members, governments, development partners, civil society, and the private sector to support national social protection systems to advance meaningful data exchange via standards-based interoperability.


Interoperability in Action

Interoperability in Action is a DCI workshop series for the development and consensus building on standards for integrated social protection information systems. This series brings together social protection practitioners and information technology experts from government agencies, private sector, open-source software solution providers, and international organisations.

These workshops are a forum to exchange use cases, interfaces (API & data standards), and experiences regarding the interoperability of systems through the use case scenarios and technical demonstration in a controlled environment.

The workshops will be conducted virtually, with each session highlighting a specific system (e.g., ID, CRVS, Payment etc.) interoperability capability scenario with Social Protection beneficiary Management Information System (SP-MIS). Each session is designed to facilitate a deep dive into process, functional and technical aspects of interoperability between the systems.


Structure of the session

The Fourth workshop in the series, discussed some use cases of interoperability between Farmer Registry and SP-MIS systems, and demonstrated the Integration with SP-MIS. The demonstration highlighted the value of interoperability for delivering social protection programs.

The workshop encouraged open discussion and feedback on various aspects including use cases, data fields and technical interfaces (API). We also encouraged inputs regarding availability of different vendors of open-source solutions, which can be used for interoperability of SP-MIS, Farmer Registry, thus enabling consensus building on standards.


Opening: Veronika Wodsak, Social Protection Policy Specialist, ILO


Annapurna K., Programme Director, Kutumba, Government of Karnataka, India

Shakeel Ahmed, Project Director (PD) - FRUITS, Government of Karnataka, India

Stefanie Bitengo, Programme Coordinator, M&E & MIS, National Social Protection Secretariat, Kenya

Marco Knowles, Senior Social Protection Officer, Team Lead SP, FAO

Izabela Leao, Senior Rural Development Specialist, World Bank, Washington DC

Emma Mercedes Monsalve Montiel, World Bank, Angola

Dany Lichaa El Khoury, Project Manager, FAO Lebanon


Moderator: Anita Mittal, Lead Digital Convergence Initiative Senior Advisor - Social Protection, GIZ

Closing remarks: Mampionona Amboarasoa, Agriculture Economist, World Bank, Madagascar



Farmer Registries and Social Protection Information Systems: Harnessing Interoperability to Improve Outcomes for Rural Populations

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