Realizing the Right to Social Security and the Right to Food (ESS Working Paper No. 51)

Organization(s): ILO
Author: Stephen Devereux
Country: Ethiopia, India
Year: 2015
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This paper identifies conceptual synergies and dissonances between food security and income security. It considers the contribution of mainstream social protection instruments, such as cash transfers, to food security. The paper presents specific food security policies that would strengthen the ability of national social protection floors to address food insecurity. The paper explores the links between other policies necessary to ensure food security and the national social protection floors. The paper also presents the experiences of Ethiopia and India on the implementation of extensive social protection programmes with explicit food security objectives.

Social Protection and Human Rights