Policy Brief No. 30. Agriculture and Social Protection in Ghana: A 'LEAP' in the Dark?

Abstract

Despite impressive progress on poverty reduction at national level in Ghana, chronic poverty and livelihood vulnerability persist, especially among small farmers in northern regions. This Briefing Paper reviews social protection mechanisms for addressing vulnerability among Ghanaian farming families, from 'PAMSCAD' in the 1980s to the new National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS) and the Livelihoods Empowerment Against Poverty ('LEAP') cash transfer programme.

Citation

Future Agricultures Policy Brief 030, March 2009, 4 pp.

Policy Brief No. 30. Agriculture and Social Protection in Ghana: A ‘LEAP’ in the Dark?

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