Protección Social

Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection: Lesotho Country Case Study Report

Resource Type: Publication
Published: 04/01/2016

This study took place in Lesotho (in Maseru, and in Maseru and Leribe districts) between 27 April and 7 May 2015. The study was led by Martina Ulrichs of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) along with Dr Matseliso Mphale of the National University of Lesotho with assistance from Borja Miguelez and Mokitinyane Nthimo of the FAO Lesotho Country Office. The project focuses on two core questions: • What are the current experiences of achieving coherence between Lesotho’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 Lesotho study sets out to explore these questions by exploring, in particular, the potential for linkages between the two sectors 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.