The Peru 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 Peru’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?
The study looked particularly at the links between a conditional cash transfer programme, Juntos, and three largely agricultural programmes, Haku Wiñay, Agrorural and Aliados II. This study, commissioned by FAO’s From Protection to Production (PtoP), took place in Peru between 13 and 25 May 2015, with field work in Andahuaylas Province, Apurímac Region.
The team comprised Álvaro Espinoza, a local consultant, and Steve Wiggins from ODI.