Agriculture’s major role in propoor economic growth in countries with large, poor rural sectors is increasingly recognised. There is also a major focus on social protection interventions to address risks and insecurity affecting poor people. However current policy debate and formulation make limited attempts to integrate agricultural and social protection policies. A recent Future Agricultures paper Promoting Agriculture for Social Protection or Social Protection for Agriculture? describes broad patterns of change in agricultural development and social protection policies and in relations between them in developing countries. It outlines paradigm shifts in policies affecting both fields and highlights issues arising from interactions between them. An integrated framework is proposed for analysing agricultural and social protection policy needs at different development stages.