publication . Preprint . 2012

Social Protection for Enhanced Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Stephen Devereux;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Feb 2012
This paper identifies several positive synergies between social protection programmes and food security outcomes. One function of social protection is to manage and reduce vulnerability, and several instruments are reviewed – weather-indexed insurance, public works programmes, emergency food aid and buffer stock management – which all contribute to stabilising income and access to food across good and bad years, or between the harvest and the hungry season. Other social protection instruments aim to contribute to raising household income and crop production, for instance agricultural input subsidies or input trade fairs, as well as public works projects that con...
free text keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, food security, social protection, jel:Q1, jel:Q18, jel:O13
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