Zambia country case study report: strengthening coherence between agriculture and social protection

Research reports and studies
May 2016
Luke Harman

The Zambia case study sets out to explore the potential for linkages between agriculture and social protection in a context characterized by large-scale, self-targeted agricultural programmes in the agricultural sector and social assistance programmes framed around a life-course approach in the social protection domain. The project focuses on two core questions:

• What are the current experiences of achieving coherence between Zambia’s agricultural and social protection policies and programmes?

• What lessons and insights do these experiences hold for achieving more and better coordination between the two sectors?

This study took place in Zambia (Lusaka and Monze Districts) between the 11th and 22nd of May 2015. The study was led by Luke Harman (ODI) with support from Dr Thomson Kalinda (University of Zambia) and Giulia Calcagnini of the From Protection to Production (PtoP) team in FAO-Rome.