In the Mali home-grown school-feeding programme the main targets and thus the main stakeholders are the following:

  1. Children in precarious situations, especially girls

This target group consists of school-aged children from geographically difficult areas in terms of accessibility and food-security. Among these children, a special focus is on girls because traditionally they have had a more difficult access to education and lower attendance in school. For instance the school enrolment of girls is 73% whereas 91,2% of school-aged boys are enrolled.

In terms of age-groups targeted, the priority lies on pre-school and first cycle children. If there is a second-cycle school in the village though, that shares the building with the first-cycle, efforts must be made to ensure that second-cycle children also benefit from the school-feeding programme. In the future, development education centres and Koran schools are going to be incorporated in the HGSF programme.

2. Community

The community is made up of all the people living in the village of the school or in the area of food provisioning for the school- feeding programme. More concretely, this includes the committee for the management of school canteens, with its president, the storekeeper, the treasurer, the cooks, the village chief, the representatives of women’s associations etc.

3. Local Famers and community based organizations

This category includes the farmers of the village (members and non-members of the CGS) and of the surrounding area that are involved in the school-feeding supply chain individually, as members of a cooperative or in any farmers’ organizations.

Policy and programme
  • Doc I - pdf 2mb
  • Doc 2 – word 1mb
  • Doc 3
Operational support
Monitoring and evaluation
  • Doc 7
  • Doc 8
Country stats
  • Doc 9
Advocacy docs
  • Doc 10 – powerpoint 3mb
  • Podcast 11 - realplaye
  • Doc 12
  • Doc 14


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