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