Food security and social protection
This study was written to contribute to the DFID position paper on including food security in social protection policies, strategies and programmes in developing countries. The authors emphasise that food security can be strengthened by setting up safety nets or other measures that are part of a wider social protection strategy. However, programmes for reducing food insecurity are different from ones that aim to reduce vulnerability. They must incorporate economic and social dimensions and take into consideration both factors linked to the current eco-nomic climate and structural factors.
Elizabeth Cromwell and Rachel Slater, ODI - September 2004