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Outcome document of Ghana´s study visit on school feeding and smallholder agriculture policies hosted by WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger, between August 20th and 30th in Brazil.

Outcome document of Ghana´s study visit on school feeding and smallholder agriculture policies hosted by WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger, between August 20th and 30th in Brazil.

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    • Action Plan for Ghana Draft document – working document Impressions/Findings Visit Existing in Ghana Objectives Actions Responsibl to Brazil eLegal and Policy framework Ghana Shared Growth and Secure funds for the national school Prepare a legal framework (SchoolStrong comprehensive legal Development Agenda feeding programme Feeding is an Investment in Humanand institutional (GSGDA 2010 – 2013) Capital) Right to Foodframework for food and Fight hunger and malnutrition (MDGnutrition security and Technical Assistance Plan – 1)  Strengthen the link betweenschool feeding TAP school feeding and small farmers Increase school enrollment,  Strengthen inter-sectoralFood is a right (the Human School Feeding Policy attendance, retention (MDG 2) approach: collaboration amongRight to Adequate Food is (being developed) relevant ministriesincluded in the Constitution Enhance domestic agricultural  Advocacy: awareness raising ofas a social right) Nutrition Policy (Awaiting production (increase food the executive and legislative Cabinet Approval) production, farmers’ income and powersSchool Feeding as an food quality)  Mobilize civil societyinvestment (x expenditure) FASDEP II/CAADP Pillar III organizations– prevent school evasion, (METASIP) Institutionalize social accountability  Consultations at all levelscontribute to fight hunger, concerning the need for a legalincrease learning Ghana School Feeding Promote school gardening to frameworkperformance Programme Document enhance nutritionStrong political will and (2007-2010) Some highlights for the law:commitment in all threefederative levels (federal, Strong Political Will and  Include purchase from smallstate, municipality) Commitment farmers  Discuss the possibilities of linking
    • Involvement of different Multi-sectoral approach to school feeding with other existingsectors (agriculture, health, the implementation of GSFP social protection interventionseducation, finance,  Structure/Operations/Institutionalenvironment) at different Arrangements/Source of Fundinglevels (federal, state and etcmunicipality)  Role of Nutritionist  Coverage (Who & Where)  Scope Impressions/Findings Visit Existing in Ghana Ob jectives Actions Responsibl to Brazil eFinancial capacity Budget Line for School - Secure the expansion of  Discuss the modalities of Feeding from GoG budget for homegrown financial sustainability and school feeding extent of communityPublic investment – not an Support from WFP participation in homegrownexpenditure - Increase resource school feeding Support from other NGOs - mobilization (from  Strengthen financialFinancial involvement in PCD, SNV etc development partners, mechanisms to enhancedifferent levels private sector, others) accountability in the implementation ofSharing responsibilities - Improve the management homegrown school feedingbetween states and system and financialmunicipalities operations  Organize an advocacy workshop to promote the idea of “school feeding as anLegal framework is able to investment”secure sources of funds for  Produce advocacy materialsthe programme and Media outreach  Organise field visits for DPs in
    • Strong government order to solicit for fundscommitment is reverted in  Explore the possibility ofsignificant investments special levies / contributions / donations to support School Feeding Impressions/Findings Visit Existing in Ghana Objectives Actions Responsibl to Brazil eInstitutional framework Programme Steering Improve the collaboration between Strengthen the Programme Steering Committee different stakeholders in home Committee ( Capacity building)National Food and Nutrition grown school feedingSecurity Council – CONSEA Establishment of a National Periodic Technical Committee School Feeding Secretariat Build government (central and Meetings (Bi – Monthly)Interministerial Chamber for decentralized) and communityfood and nutrition security District/ School capacity to implement homegrown Improve information sharing- CAISAN Implementation school feeding (horizontal and vertical) CommitteesSchool feeding is integrated Strengthen the local level activitiesin a food and nutrition (DICs, FBOs, SICs, Caterers) –security system Trainings, Workshops, Seminars, Exchange Visits, Monitoring etc.
    • Impressions/Findings Visit Existing in Ghana Objectives Actions Responsibl to Brazil eDesign and Feed children in selected To reduce poverty and improve Organize refresher training forImplementation public primary schools with food security government officials and other key one hot nutritious meal on stakeholders in the implementationNutritionist is mandatory every school day with Increase enrolment, of the school feeding programmefor the programme locally produced food attendance and retentionimplementation – Define and communicate roles andestablished by law Feeding is targeted mostly Reduce short term hunger and responsibilities to key stakeholders at deprived communities malnutrition on school feeding from central toNeed to local levelstrengthen/consolidate Feeding of the children is a Boost domestic food productionawareness of the content of decentralized activity Improve data collection andthe school feeding law in information management systemthe implementation Service providers areprocess contracted to provide food Strengthen National Food Buffer to pupils using at least 80% Stock Company operations with theFormalized link to of locally produced SFP ( Training, exchange visits,agriculture – school feeding foodstuffs seminars, etc)as local marketopportunities for family WFP also providing one hot Establish nutritional standards for the
    • farmers nutritious food to schools in SFP the deprived regionsDiversified menu – healthy Strengthen the links between P4Pand adequate food + Linking small farmers to and school feedinguse/introduction of family service providers (Caterers)farmers’ products (fresh is being studied Increase utilization of smallholderfood delivered at school – farmers producepromotion of diversification Ghana Education Serviceof meals) transports WFP food to the Expedite the development of M&E schools systems at all levelsImportant level ofdevelopment of family Five ministries are involvedfarmers´ productive and and being coordinated byorganizational capacity MLGRD(access to credit with graceperiod, cooperatives, Technical assistance Plan –processing possibilities) TAPFocus on more structured M& E System is beingfamily farmers developed at the national level for all levelsQuality is a priority at thepurchase from Food and Drugs Boardsmallholders` farmers or ensures the food safety atschool feeding the schoolsSocial accountabilitycomponent – school feeding
    • council + food and nutritionsecurity councilDistrict/Municipality levelPresence of nutritionist
    • Different modalities ofimplementationLocal food included in themenu Impressions/Findings Visit Existing in Ghana Objectives Actions Responsibl to Brazil eCommunity Participation Community participation is Enhance social accountability Prepare a strategy for sensitizing not formalized (some communities School Feeding Council – communities support the Enhance ownership of theaccountability and reporting actual cooking, kitchens programme at the local level Strengthen school level activities(institution of control, construction, provide fuel, (Training, workshops etc)transparence, supervision, condiments, water, etc)monitoring at local level) Strengthen collaboration with District/School independent civil society organizationSocial accountability Implementationcomponent – school feeding Committeescouncil + food and nutritionsecurity council