From building local agricultural markets through to improving the health and educational outcomes of school-aged children, Home Grown School Feeding programmes cover wide range of topics and thematic areas. To increase user accessibility on this website, information has been categorized to make it easier for the user to access specific information quickly and efficiently.

Under each user grouping the documents and resources which form the backbone of this site have been filtered and organised into the three HGSF thematic areas below. If you thought another thematic group should be featured on the site, please do let us know if so by emailing: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sourcing from local farmers

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.

The school feeding supply chain

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.

School health and nutrition

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.