School Feeding and Possibilities for Direct Purchases from Family Farming: Case Studies for Eight Countries

Case Studies
Sectors:
Social Protection, Nutrition
Organization:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Author:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Region:
Latin America & Caribbean
Resource Publication Date:
April, 2015
Content Format:
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​This new report from FAO explores eight case studies from Central and South America and outlines the modalities, funding sources, cost, and food procurement processes for each program. The report determines that there is "a fairly marked interest from governments and various stakeholders involved in promoting local purchases," but that "efforts are needed to strengthen the institutional, productive and marketing capacities of family farmers." The report provides both country-specific and generalized recommendations on ways to increase locally sourced food for school feeding programs.

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