Closing the gender gap for food and nutritional security

Agricultural social protection programmes for food and nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa

Countries’ interest in investing in social protection is growing – in part as a result of scientific recognition of its effectiveness for poverty reduction and food and nutrition security, for human productivity, and for investment in agricultural and off-farm production. Social protection instruments can ensure adequate food for all and enable even the poorest and most vulnerable segments of the population to acquire the essentials.