Saturday, 12 December 2009 21:53
Despite recent efforts, there are several important gaps in the knowledge on optimal implementation and measures of the effectiveness of Home Grown School Feeding programmes. The programme theory on the educational benefits of school feeding is generally well established and underpinned by an increasingly robust evidence base.
To support government transition from externally driven school feeding to sustainable HGSF programmes, the Partnership for Child Development (PCD) launched its support to the initiative to promote government action to deliver sustainable, nationally owned school feeding programmes sourced from local farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
PCD's work for the initiative which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sees the provision of direct, evidence-based and context-specific support and expertise for the design and management of school feeding programmes linked to local agricultural production.