Leveraging Social Protection and Economic Inclusion Interventions for Agrifood Systems Transformation: A case study of Peru

Sustainable, inclusive, and resilient food systems are critical to achieving food security and nutrition, promoting adequate livelihoods for farmers, food producers, and their communities, and ensuring environmental sustainability. The imperative to address these intertwined objectives is underscored by the rising attention they have received, as evident in the deliberations of the UN Food Systems Summit.

This study reflects on the role of social protection and economic inclusion programmes in food systems transformation. It discusses the country's food systems state and challenges, including poverty, food security, agricultural productivity, and natural resource management.

The paper also provides key recommendations on how to accelerate food systems transformation:

  1. Developing coherent policies and programmes to maximise synergies between interventions that involve different sectors.
  2. Designing and implementing social protection and economic inclusion programmes tailored to rural populations
  3. Incorporating a food systems perspective into social protection strategies is vital to proactively address potential trade-offs or unforeseen impacts across social, economic, and environmental dimensions.