Growth and Social Protection Working Paper 06. Social Protection for Agricultural Growth in Africa.

Abstract

The most effective strategies for reducing poverty are those that raise the economic returns to the productive assets that the poor use to make their livelihoods, specifically their labour and, in rural areas, their land. This paper argues that investing in social protection for farmers can raise the productivity of their labour and farmland, and is therefore an investment in poverty reduction and pro-poor economic growth, but that the social protection agenda has so far failed to engage seriously with the opportunities for building synergies with agriculture.

Citation

16 pp.

Growth and Social Protection Working Paper 06. Social Protection for Agricultural Growth in Africa.

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