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Exploring Nigeria’s home-grown school feeding programme

Exploring Nigeria’s home-grown school feeding programme

Redacted article courtesy of – Vanguard

In a bid to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the country, the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2016 launched the Home Grown School Feeding programme, HGSFP, in public primary schools in 22 states of the federation.

It is a form of social protection Federal Government-led N70 (0.17 USD) per day school feeding programme that aims to increase enrolment rates, improve the nutritional and health status of primary school children, boost the income of farmers and provide empowerment opportunities for women.

It is a multi-sectoral programme that involves ministries of education, health, justice, agriculture, and budget and planning, in collaboration with interested states governments; school Board Management Committee, SBMC, community leaders, women groups and parents.

Link to full article:   https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/08/exploring-nigerias-home-grown-school-feeding-programme/

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