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Compendium of case studies: Successful practices, tools and mechanisms to design, implement and monitor Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes in Africa

Live ​broadcast learning route in Kenya









FAO and Procasur. 2021. Compendium of case studies: Successful practices, tools and mechanisms to design, implement and monitor Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes in Africa. Nairobi.



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    This fact sheet promotes the course Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF). Governments and development actors are increasingly recognizing the importance and value that school meals constitute globally. The benefits of Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) go beyond education and nutrition to tackle livelihoods of smallholder famers and local communities. They also strengthen the nexus between nutrition, agriculture and social protection. Based on the HGSF Resource Framework, this course can help governments achieve their goals and foster a community of practice in HGSF
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