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.
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.
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.