HGSF programmes provide an opportunity for smallholder farmers to benefit from access to a market with stable, structured, and predictable demand.
The documents available here are specifically relevant to agricultural and community members of the school feeding process.
Local community members are the keystone of home grown school feeding programmes.
From smallholder farmers to cooks and caterers to teachers and school-children, they comprise all elements of the school feeding supply chain and are integral to programme design and implementation.
Home grown school feeding can create jobs and profits not only for smallholder farmers, but also for a wide range of stakeholders involved in getting the food from the field to the classroom.
The school feeding supply chain includes those involved in the transportation, processing, and preparation of food.
A growing body of research around HGSF is helping inform the design and implementation of national programmes.
This evidence base being generated by researchers and translated by practitioners continues to strengthen HGSF knowledge and operations.
Healthy, well-fed children learn better. HGSF programmes which integrate school health and nutrition interventions can improve educational achievement.
The resources available here relate to the potential educational and nutritional benefits of HGSF programmes.
Resources available here are specifically relevant to policy makers and donors and address the sustainability and multisectoral dimensions of HGSF programmes.
Operational support information is also available that can help inform decision making.