Nigeria Workshop Links School Feeding Beneficiaries

Sensization workshop in Osun State, Nigeria

A sensitization workshop aimed at enhancing a structure and predictable market for Osun State, Nigeria’s School Feeding programme (O’Meals) was recently carried out by the Government of Osun State and Partnership for Child Development (PCD) across six of the State's regions.

Attended by 750 participants comprising school feeding supply chain beneficiaries including, farmer cooperative groups, cocoyam buyers and food vendor cooperative groups the workshop focused on establishing links between these stakeholders for improved cooperation and efficiently in programme delivery. 

Osun State's Home Grown School Feeding programme which has been implemented since 2012 currently feeds over 200,000 pupils in public primary schools in the state, with meals sourced from local smallholder farmers. 

The workshop tagged “Promoting food supply chain through linkages of small-holder farmers to O’meals programme”, ran from 28 August – 3 September and was jointly sponsored by the Quick Impact intervention programme (QIIP) of the state Government of Osun alongside PCD.

Specifically, the workshop focused on strategic procurement, agricultural development, institutional development as well as health management. Among facilitators of the workshop, were experienced trainers, retired and high-level civil servants and administrators from various Osun State ministries of agriculture, education and public sectors. 

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