Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP)




February 9, 2017 3:01 pm

The Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP) which started in 2005 is an initiative of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) Pillar 3 which seeks to enhance food security and reduce hunger in line with the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on hunger, poverty and malnutrition.

IMMEDIATE OBJECTIVES

The Immediate objectives of the Programme are to contribute to:

  • Increase school enrolment, attendance and retention
  • Reduce short-term hunger and malnutrition amongst kindergarten and primary school children
  • Boost domestic food production

LONG TERM OBJECTIVES

The long-term objectives of the programme are to contribute to:

  • Poverty reduction
  • Improving food security

THE TARGET GROUP OF THE PROGRAMME:

All public primary schools and kindergartens in Ghana Local farmers

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Feeding 1.69M children, 37.4 % of National coverage
  • National School Feeding Policy presented to MoGCSP for Cabinet Approval
  • Use of Electronic payments for Caterers
  • New Caterer contracting/ procurement guidelines has been developed
  • The Programme has developed a ration design tool & handy measures fwor Caterers, to be rolled out in 2016
  • Government approval to expand the programme to 3 million school children by July 2016