Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 51

Realising the Right to Social Security and the Right to Food. The contribution of national social protection floors towards food security and the realisation of the right to adequate food for all

This paper identifies conceptual synergies and dissonances between food security and income security.

The document 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.