Save the Children
For the past 3 years the Partnership for Child Development have been running a large scale impact evaluation to assess the impact of the Ghana School Feeding Programme on the health and educational outcomes of children and the economic health of the communities who supply the GSFP. Dr Aurino discusses what the findings of this evaluation can tell us about how school feeding has impacted on the health and education of children and welfare of local farmers.
The Ghana School Feeding Programme is a popular Government-run school feeding programme which provides a free hot school meal to over 1.7 million children every school day. The GSFP employs a Home Grown School Feeding model in which it procures its food from local smallholder farmers. This provides a win-win for children who benefit from nutritious and fresh meals and local agricultural communities who enjoy easy access to a stable market for their produce.
Speaker: Dr Elisabetta Aurino, Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College London
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