The intersection between food security and production protection in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) is conducting a series of interviews with officials and experts in social protection programmes for agricultural sectors in different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). 


These interviews are part of a project, conducted by the Centre in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), on social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis in countries in LAC. It focuses especially on policies aimed at ensuring the functioning of food chains in rural areas, the promotion of rural employment, digitalisation and the protection of the rural population.


The Belizean Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise spoke about the Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC) of the World Bank-financed Belize Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project (BCRIP), which aims to support Belize's agricultural sector and improve food security in the context of COVID-19, reaching more than 8,700 farming families across the country.


The Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples' Affairs of Belize was also interviewed regarding the Belize COVID-19 Cash Transfer Programme (BCCAT). A representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina approached the Critical and Direct Assistance Programme for Family, Peasant, and Indigenous Agriculture.


The intersection between food security and production protection will be the subject of a Policy Research Brief and an accompanying One Pager, to be released soon by the IPC-IG.


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