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Linking social protection and the productive sectors

Briefing/policy papers

Written by John Farrington, Rachel Slater, Rebecca Holmes

Agricultural productivity can be supported by well-designed social protection programmes

   * In relation to the productive sectors, social protection can enhance resilience in the face of threats, limit disinvestment, and, by reducing perceptions of high risk, promote investment by the poor.

   * Though some of the links between social protection and growth are specific to the agricultural sector, others are more generic.

   * Agriculture can be more socially protecting, and social protection more sensitive to impacts on production, if ministries of finance can leverage joined-up thinking and action.

John Farrington, Rachel Slater and Rebecca Holmes