|Name:||Ghana Technical Assistance Plan|
The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) was piloted in 10 schools in late 2005. By the end of 2009, GSFP had progressively grown to serve 1,695 public schools with 656,624 pupils in all the 170 districts in Ghana. As a strategy to increase domestic food production, household incomes and food security in deprived communities, the GSFP has become a very popular programme with the Ghanaian public.
This Technical Assistance Plan (TAP) has been developed at the request of the Government of Ghana to support the advancement of the GSFP. The aim of this document is to strengthen the capacity needed to implement the GSFP effectively so as to benefit schoolchildren as well as smallholder farmers.
In particular, the TAP aims at strengthening smallholder farmer participation in the GSFP in Ghana, as well as strengthening and formalizing the links with agricultural partners to move from a local procurement to a local production programme.