Nigeria National Home-Grown School Feeding Program Sourcebook (Hardcover)

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Nigeria National Home-Grown School Feeding Program Sourcebook By Abimbola Adesanmi (Editor), Samrat Singh (Editor), Donald Ap Bundy (Editor) Cover Image
By Abimbola Adesanmi (Editor), Samrat Singh (Editor), Donald Ap Bundy (Editor)
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School feeding is the world's most extensive safety net programme, with nearly one in two primary school children receiving a meal every school day. Over the last decade the coverage has doubled in Africa to 65.9 million school children, with the fastest rate of growth in Nigeria, up from 1.05 million in 2017 to 9.9 million in 2022. Nigeria implements one of the largest school meals programs in Africa designed around four key principles: transparency, equity, efficiency, and sustainability. Besides providing nutritious daily school meals to around 10 million children, the programme has created 106,000 jobs, mainly for women, and provides reliable output support for over 200,000 local famers. It also supports the local food economy across sectors such as poultry and aquaculture by sourcing over 7.6 million eggs and 98 metric tons of fish products.This sourcebook provides critical insights on the development, governance, and implementation of this large and complex safety net program, led by multiple State governments and the Federal government.The book, launched on 1 March 2023 at the African Union Summit on the Africa School Feeding Day, Addis Ababa, is essential reading for researchers, implementing agencies and policy makers.The editors of this book were privileged to be part of the growth of this exceptional national programme.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781800614345
ISBN-10: 1800614349
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd
Publication Date: August 30th, 2024
Pages: 230
Language: English