People in developing countries—particularly the agricultural poor—face a host of risks to their lives and livelihoods, including those stemming from globalization, climate change, and weather shocks. These experiences highlight the importance of social protection, which can have a potentially significant impact on reducing poverty and vulnerability when implemented with the optimal design, targets, and resources. ‪ Social protection could address the short-term consequences of negative shocks to agriculture, employment, or health, and in doing so could also help to address the medium-term impacts on productivity and income growth.
In light of today being the start of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris #‎COP21, to reach a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, discover more on the topic from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) here.