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Name:Analysis of supply chain studies for hgsf
When national Home Grown School Feeding programmes were established in Ghana, Kenya and Mali during the last decade, they created potential structured demand markets for the products of local smallholder farmers, a segment of the population that faces persistent poverty and limited opportunities for economic growth. In practice, however, farmers have not accessed school feeding markets to the extent possible due to issues related to procurement governance and supply chain capacity.
This document provides findings from an analysis of 11 school feeding supply chain studies conducted at the district-level in Ghana, Kenya, and Mali using the SNV supply chain analysis methodology. The report presents a macro level perspective of the supply chain actors, their relations to and participation in school feeding programs, the opportunities for farmer inclusion in school feeding supply chains, and critical operating and structural constraints to this inclusion. The analysis concludes with eight recommendations for overcoming these constraints and increasing the benefits that smallholder farmers receive by participating in school feeding supply chains.
Author:Woody Maijers and Vijayender Reddy Nalla
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