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Insurance and safety nets are a subset of social protection. The poorest and most food insecure households and communities are risk averse and face significant barriers to adopting livelihood strategies that would allow them to enhance their food and nutrition security in the face of increased climate risks. Resource transfers provided through safety nets ensure access to food and protect lives, livelihoods and potential development gains in CSA. The main key functions of insurance and safety nets are:

  • Ensuring access to food and protecting lives, livelihoods and potential gains in development
  • Enabling poor and food insecure communities to invest in measures that build resilience, support adaptation, enhance productivity and ensure long-term access to food.