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Fighting Hunger Worldwide
ANNUAL REPORT 2015
Photo: WFP/Isadora Ferreira
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SUMMARY
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PRESENTATION
GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
FOR SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT
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DIRECT TECHNICAL
EXCHANGE OF
ASSISTANCE
EXPERIENCES
CONSOLIDATES
CONTRIBUTES
GOVERNMENT
TO THE
CAPACITIES
IMPROVEMENT OF
NATIONAL POLICIES
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SUCCESS
TIMELINE
STORIES
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PRESENTATION
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he Centre of Excellence against Hunger has comple-
feeding, now includes the exchange of
ted four years as a catalyst for social development. The
experiences and technical assistance in
South-South cooperation work conducted by the Cen-
other social protection programmes such
tre contributes to accelerate social transformation processes by
as cash transfer and the centralized re-
supporting the creation of sustainable national social protection
gister of beneficiaries.
policies, such as the ones promoting school feeding and smallholder farming.
The expanded scope of work led the Cen-
The strategy that connects various social protection policies –
of nutrition as well. An increasing number
including school feeding – with food purchases from smallhol-
of countries are interested in nutrition po-
der farmers has proven its effectiveness in fighting rural poverty,
licies that range from fighting hunger to
increasing food security and the nutritional status of policy be-
controlling obesity, and the Centre is faci-
neficiaries, farmers and their families, and valuing local food ha-
litating the exchange of experiences in this
bits. Government food procurement from smallholder farmers
field among southern countries. Strate-
creates a stable demand that favours increased and improved
gies such as community restaurants, food
agricultural production.
banks, milk banks and systems that assess
This strategy was recently strengthened in Brazil when, following the successful experience of the National School Feeding
Programme, the federal government determined that at least
30% of the food purchased for all federal programmes should
come from smallholder farmers and their cooperatives and asso-
tre to improve its performance in the area
and monitor the nutritional status of the
population have attracted the attention of
an increasing number of governments, and
the Centre has prepared specific support
on these themes.
ciations. The Brazilian experience in public food purchases from
The Centre of excellence is supporting
smallholder farming was recorded and analysed in a series of
Brazil’s activities in the initiative kno-
publications released by the Centre at the end of 2015.
wn as Nutrition for Growth. The initia-
The increase in the number of countries with which the Centre cooperates and the intensification of the dialogue with these
countries has caused the Centre’s scope of work to gradually expand to include new and challenging topics. The Centre’s technical cooperation work, which in the beginning focused on school
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tive, which is a result of the partnership
between the governments of the United
Kingdom and Brazil, brings together
governments, private initiative leaders,
scientists, scholars and the civil society
to establish ambitious political and fi-
nancial commitments needed to ensure adequate nutrition for
THE STRATEGY THAT
millions of children, women and pregnant women.
CONNECTS VARIOUS SOCIAL
A large Nutrition for Growth event will seal this international
PROTECTION POLICIES
commitment in Brazil during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in
WITH FOOD PURCHASES
August 2016. Brazil’s role is to support other countries in stren-
FROM SMALLHOLDER
gthening nutrition programmes and respond to requests for
international assistance with the creation and expansion of nu-
FARMERS HAS PROVEN ITS
trition policies. The expected result is the reduction in child mal-
EFFECTIVENESS IN FIGHTING
nutrition cases and deaths due to acute malnutrition. The Cen-
RURAL POVERTY
tre’s work in the initiative is part of a new partnership with the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the fight against
malnutrition through the exchange of experiences among southern countries.
In the second half of 2015, the Centre of Excellence partnered
with the Global Child Nutrition Foundation to hold another edition of the Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF). The Forum
was held in Cabo Verde and brought together representatives
from over 40 countries, including 20 Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State as well as government officials, who discussed
innovative ways of funding school feeding. One of the highlights
of this edition of the GCNF was the intense participation of re-
school feeding as a continental strategy
to overcoming hunger and poverty.
The result of the mission to Brazil was
the recommendation by African Ministers of Education for the adoption of a
continental approach to school feeding
by the African Union. This recommendation was born from the observation that
school feeding is a fundamental tool used
presentatives from Asian countries.
by developing countries to achieve the
The presence of members of governments of South-East Asia
in October 2015 by 193 countries.
and of World Food Programme country offices evidenced the
region’s strong interest in exchanging experiences on food and
nutritional security and the different strategies used by southern
countries in order to achieve it. Following the trend in other regions, Asian countries have joined in a cooperation network to
Sustainable Development Goals adopted
The Global Goals, as they became known, are an action plan for people and
countries that recognizes eradication of
poverty in all its forms and dimensions,
search for solutions to hunger and poverty.
including extreme poverty, as the largest
Fostering regional cooperation networks was probably the
pment. This action plan also recognizes
highlight of the Centre’s work in 2015 and will certainly conti-
that cooperation between countries is
nue to be so in 2016. Since 2014, the Centre has supported the
one of the strategies needed to achieve
foundation of an African School Feeding Network. The Network
the Global Goals. And the Centre of Ex-
was officially launched in 2015 and gathers more than 20 Afri-
cellence against Hunger will continue to
can countries committed to creating or strengthening national
follow this path every day until these ob-
school feeding programmes.
jectives are achieved.
global challenge to sustainable develo-
The Network has already reached its first important achievement: to involve the African Union, which brings together 54
African countries. By influence of the African School Feeding
Network, the African Union has made a study visit to Brazil
organized by the Centre of Excellence against Hunger to learn
about the Brazilian experience in fighting hunger, with emphasis on school feeding. The mission’s objective was to evaluate
Daniel Balaban
Director of the Centre of Excellence
against Hunger
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AFRICAN UNION DELEGATION
LEARNED ABOUT THE
BRAZILIAN SCHOOL FEEDING
PROGRAMME
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GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
I
n 2015, 193 countries signed the commitment to pursue
THE CENTRE PROVIDES
the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
as Global Goals, for the next 15 years. A result of more
than three years of debates, public consultations and negotia-
FOR THE DEVELOPMENT
tions, the Global Goals are an action plan for people and countries
OF PROGRAMMES IN
that recognizes the eradication of poverty in all its forms and di-
THE AREAS OF SOCIAL
mensions, including extreme poverty, as the biggest global challenge to sustainable development.
There are 17 targets combining a total of 169 targets. The objectives determine the overall course of action to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and
PROTECTION, FOOD AND
NUTRITION SECURITY,
AND HOME-GROWN
SCHOOL FEEDING
face climate change. Since its foundation in 2011, the World Food
Programme’s Centre of Excellence against Hunger has worked to
increase the number of countries in a position to find their own
2030. The World Food Programme has
solutions to many of the problems that the Global Goals set out
declared SDG 2 to be its priority, and the
to overcome.
Centre of Excellence offers an innovative
The Centre provides technical assistance for the development of
programmes in the areas of social protection, food and nutrition
approach to find sustainable solutions for
hunger.
security and home-grown school feeding. Besides improving the
Each country is responsible for achieving
nutrition of children and adolescents, school feeding strengthens
the Global Goals and the UN is committed
smallholder agriculture and generates income for rural families
to contribute to their effective capacity to
from the purchase of food produced by smallholder farmers. The-
accomplish the task. The Centre’s work
refore, the Centre contributes directly to end poverty and hunger
methodology is based on South-South
- SDG 1 and 2, respectively. It also contributes to several other
cooperation and on strengthening the ca-
goals such as the promotion of health, quality education, gender
pacity of governments and the civil society
equality and inclusive economic growth.
in developing countries. This methodolo-
The SDG 2 aims at ending starvation, achieving food security and
improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture by
gy speaks directly to SDG 17, which covers
implementation mechanisms for the Global Goals and the revitalization of a global
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AFRICAN UNION VISITED SCHOOL
GARDENS INITIATIVE
PHOTO: WFP/MARIANA ROCHA
partnership for the promotion of sustainable development.
a francophone school feeding network
to promote exchanges among French-
COOPERATION NETWORKS
The SDGs are global in nature and universally applicable, but
communicate directly with policies and actions on the regional
and local levels. To ensure the achievement of the targets
established by the SDGs, it is essential to encourage action by
local rulers and administrators, a principle which governs all
actions of the Centre of Excellence against Hunger.
speaking countries. The first meeting
took place at the 2014 Global Child
Nutrition Forum held in South Africa
in September. The meeting was an
initiative of the Minister of Education of
Niger. With support from the Centre of
Excellence against Hunger and the WFP
Regional Office in Dakar, the network
The year 2015 marked a major progress in this aspect of the
Centre’s work. On 12 June in Dakar, Senegal, 21 countries
approved the terms of creation of an African School Feeding
TO ENSURE THE
Network with the mandate to contribute to the establishment
ACHIEVEMENT OF
and improvement of school feeding policies, including an
increase in country budgets for this purpose. The countries
THE SDGs TARGETS,
with which the Centre had been working individually perceived
IT IS ESSENTIAL TO
the importance of regional articulation to turn their plans to
ENCOURAGE ACTION BY
create and implement sustainable school feeding programmes
into reality.
Network participants aim to encourage more involvement by
governments and other relevant actors in the institutionalization
of school feeding, as well as to identify funding mechanisms
for the programmes. The network was initially conceived as
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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
AND ADMINISTRATORS
GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
was expanded to include English-speaking countries from all
regions of the continent.
AFRICAN UNION
LEARNED ABOUT
The first tangible result of the articulation and mobilization
THE BRAZILIAN
of stakeholders by the African School Feeding Network has
SCHOOL FEEDING
been to attract the African Union’s attention to the theme. The
African Union congregates 54 countries in the continent to
promote the well-being of peoples and to enhance cooperation
among countries to face social, economic and political
PROGRAMME’S
STRUCTURE
AND FUNDING
problems. In August, at the initiative of Niger’s Minister of
Education, a high-level delegation of members of the African
Union went on a study mission organized by the WFP’s Centre
Technology, which would be held in
of Excellence against Hunger, by the WFP African Union office
October.
and by the WFP Niger country office.
The
delegation
composed
of
With
ministers
of
Education,
the
technical
note
prepared
in Brazil in hand at the Technical
Agriculture and Finance was shown how the Brazilian school
Committee
feeding programme is structured and funded, visiting schools
of Education from African countries
and smallholder farmers in order to understand the many
gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,
aspects involved in the implementation of the programme. At
endorsed a continental decision to
the end of the visit, participants prepared a technical note with
adopt school feeding with local food
subsidies for the meeting of the African Union’s Specialized
purchases as a strategy to improve
Technical Committee Meeting on Education, Science and
education, strengthen local economies
meeting,
the
ministers
and smallholder farming, and move
forward in reaching the Sustainable
Development
AFRICAN UNION DELEGATION VISITED
PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN BRAZIL
Goals.
The
ministers
prepared a second technical note to
PHOTO: WFP/MARIANA ROCHA
present to the African Union heads of
state during the January 2016 summit.
In the technical note, the ministers of
Education stressed the importance of
the visit to Brazil to understand how
school feeding can be integrated into an
extensive social protection programme.
They also recommended that the heads
of state ensure that African Union
MEMBERS OF THE AFRICAN SCHOOL
FEEDING NETWORK
PHOTO: WFP
member states take ownership of school
feeding initiatives, that they strengthen
existing programmes and create new
ones, and invest in south-south and in
triangular cooperation with the Centre
of Excellence.
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SENEGAL HOSTED A
REGIONAL SEMINAR ON
SCHOOL FEEDING
PHOTO: WFP/MARIANA ROCHA
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CONSOLIDATES GOVERNMENT CAPACITIES
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s governments begin putting plans into action to crea-
plan by the main actors involved: minis-
te or improve social protection programmes such as
tries, parents and teachers associations,
school feeding, they identify new demands. Such de-
farmers, the private sector and others.
mands push the Centre of Excellence against Hunger to renew
The action plan established lines of ac-
its ways of providing technical assistance to countries. Some of
tion for the implementation and funding
the requests received by the Centre involve assistance in the ela-
of the National School Feeding Policy du-
boration of programmes, policies and legislation, organization of
ring a five-year period. The meeting was
public consultations and workshops, dialogue with stakeholders
also an opportunity to gather all actors
and trainings.
involved with school feeding and introdu-
If in the first years of activity the Centre’s focus was on showing
the governments of developing countries that it is possible to
find innovative and sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty,
ce them to guidelines on the new approach to school feeding in Benin, based on a
multi-sector model.
in 2015 the work was centred on direct technical assistance. In
general, this assistance takes the form of technical missions, deploying experts, and organization and participation in events.
BENIN AND TOGO
Throughout the year, the Centre offered the support of its technical staff and a specialist to the governments of Togo and Benin to
IF IN THE FIRST YEARS
THE CENTRE’S FOCUS
WAS ON SHOWING THE
advance the implementation of action plans established during
GOVERNMENTS OF
a study visit to Brazil in April 2014. Three technical assistance
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
missions were made to each country along the year.
THAT IT IS POSSIBLE
In November, the government of Benin held the National Forum
TO FIND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
on School Feeding in Cotonou. The meeting was organized by
TO HUNGER, IN 2015 THE WORK
the country’s Ministry of Child and Primary Education with technical and financial support from the World Food Programme’s
country office and the Centre of Excellence against Hunger.
WAS CENTRED ON DIRECT
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The Forum’s general objective was the validation of an action
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SCHOOL FEEDING IS AN IMPORTANT SOCIAL
PROTECTION STRATEGY
PHOTO: WFP/MARIANA ROCHA
ZAMBIA, MOZAMBIQUE AND KENYA
In the context of the work on social protection networks,
Zambia and Mozambique welcomed technical missions by
the Centre in August while Kenya was visited in October. The
missions were part of the Partnership for National Social
Development Initiatives (PNSDI), a joint project of the Centre
of Excellence and the United Kingdom’s Department for
International Development (DFID). The Initiative supports
social protection projects to reduce poverty and hunger
in low-income countries, with a focus on Ethiopia, Kenya,
Mozambique, Zambia and the Gambia.
In Zambia, the Centre experts met with government representatives
and partners involved in the implementation of the country’s
new Social Protection Policy. They participated in the Annual
the WFP country office and the Brazilian
government are working with other
partners to support Mozambique in
evaluating the pilot project and planning
new programme phases.
The Centre of Excellence deployed a
technical mission to Kenya in November
to assist the government in improving
the National School Nutrition and Meals
Programme Strategy, along with the WFP
country office. The two-day workshop was
fundamental to build the national school
feeding strategy, which will be submitted
for approval in 2016 by the stakeholders.
Joint Review, in which the government, the WFP and partners
shared the results of missions conducted in different areas of
the country in an effort to assess the implementation of projects
that are part of the policy, such as a cash-transfer programme.
Staff from the Centre of Excellence made a presentation on ways
THE INITIATIVE SUPPORTS
SOCIAL PROTECTION
PROJECTS TO REDUCE
to improve collaboration among various sectors and on Brazil’s
POVERTY AND HUNGER IN
Zero Hunger Strategy, detailing programmes such as the Bolsa
LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES
Família cash-transfer programme, PNAE and PAA.
In Mozambique, the Centre discussed joint activities with
representatives from the Ministry of Gender, Childhood and
Social Action. With the closure of the National School Feeding
Programme (PRONAE) pilot project, the Centre of Excellence,
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BANGLADESH, PAKISTAN AND NEPAL
In addition to Benin and Togo, the Centre also deployed
consultants to Bangladesh and Pakistan. A Centre of Excellence
expert made two missions to Bangladesh throughout 2015
to support the development of the country’s School Feeding
Policy and Strategy. In partnership with the Centre, the WFP
country office has been supporting the Ministry of Primary and
Mass Education and the Directorate of Primary Education in
undertaking a review on the ongoing school feeding programme
and preparing a plan to facilitate the development of the School
Feeding Policy and Strategy.
In 2013, WFP and the government of Bangladesh launched a
cooked school meals pilot initiative, providing children with
freshly prepared meals. Known as khichuri, the meals are made
with micronutrient fortified rice and oil, protein rich pulses,
vegetables and spices. The meal is prepared at the school level,
involving local communities. The vegetables required for the
meals are procured from local women growers. The Centre
visited some schools as part of the review of the ongoing school
feeding programme. The review will serve as one of the inputs to
the School Feeding Policy and Strategy.
Since 2014, the Centre has supported the permanence of a
consultant in Pakistan in the framework of the UN Volunteers
programme, in partnership with the WFP country office. The
consultant works as a programme officer helping the Pakistani
government develop the National Zero Hunger Programme
and school feeding programmes, in
addition to help coordinate with other
Asian countries that seek collaboration
with the Centre.
Since the study visit to Brazil in May 2014,
the Pakistani government announced
the creation of a national food security
council and with the help of the Brazilian
volunteer, it has conducted consultations
in its provinces to map and coordinate
the actions of the National Zero Hunger
Programme. The country is developing
pilot school feeding projects based on
the Brazilian experience, which will be
implemented in the regions most affected
by food insecurity. A delegation of
representatives of the country’s provincial
governments participated in the Global
Child Nutrition Forum organized by the
Centre in September 2015.
The Centre is testing a new work method
with Nepal, offering distance technical
assistance with help from the Brazilian
volunteer programme officer based in
Islamabad. The WFP country office is
supporting the Nepalese government
BANGLADESH EVALUATED
ITS SCHOOL FEEDING
PROGRAMME
PHOTO: WFP
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SCHOOL FEEDING SEMINAR
Dakar, the capital of Senegal, hosted a Regional Workshop on School Feeding between 8 and 12 June. The event was organized by the WFP Regional Office in Dakar
and the Centre of Excellence. The objective
was to discuss sustainability mechanisms
for school feeding programmes in Central
and West African countries.
In the first two days, the event was attended
by the staff members of WFP country offices in charge of school feeding. The participants discussed two new WFP policies, the
school feeding policy and the south-south
cooperation policy. They had the opportuCENTRE’S EXPERT SUPPORTS THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHOOL
FEEDING POLICY IN BENIN
PHOTO: WFP/ÉRIKA OLIVEIRA
nity to discuss regional and international
contexts and to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the various actors involved
in south-south cooperation and school
feeding initiatives. They also proposed
in the development of school feeding initiatives and has
coordination mechanisms for WFP’s and
facilitated the participation of government representatives in
its partners’ efforts to develop innovative
the Global Child Nutrition Forum. The Centre is also supporting
approaches in both topics.
the preparation of pilot projects in nutritional education in
the country by sharing resources and materials based on the
Following this first round of debates,
Brazilian experience.
the event gained new dimension when it
CAMEROON
vernments of 23 countries and the 31 mem-
With support from the Centre of Excellence, Cameroon has made
and innovations in school feeding. It was an
an important step towards implementing a new school feeding
opportunity for governments and the WFP
policy. The country held the first “National School Feeding Policy
to work in the preparation of a transition
Validation Workshop” from 3 to 5 August.
model for nationally-owned school feeding
The event gathered 150 participants, among them the representatives
brought together representatives of the gobers of the WFP staff to share best practices
programmes.
of 10 ministries, the WFP, the Brazilian government, other UN agen-
The debates were intended to strengthen
cies and NGOs, in addition to mayors, members of the civil society
the capacities of the various governments
(parents association, women’s association) and teachers.
in the region to develop, improve and
A Cameroonian government delegation was in Brazil in November
2014 to see first-hand the Brazilian food security policies. Inspired
by the Brazilian model, Cameroon is now preparing its first national school feeding policy.
maintain national school feeding programmes in the context of new perspectives and
challenges emerging from the Global Goals
agenda. The majority of participating countries have already embraced ambitious
school feeding strategies and have the
challenge of implementing them. The African School Feeding Network was officially
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launched during the seminar.
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GLOBAL DEBATES ON SOCIAL PROTECTION
In addition to country missions, the Centre also contributed
to the debate on social protection strategies and food and
nutritional security strategies by participating in events about
such topics in various countries.
nutrition among the Colombian population.
In order to discuss the challenges and perspectives of school
feeding in Latin America, the Centre of Excellence against
Hunger took part in the “ VII School Feeding Seminar for
In March, the Centre of Excellence facilitated a training effort
Latin America and the Caribbean”, from 26 to 28 August in
organized by the WFP country office in Mozambique about food
Peru. The theme of the regional gathering, which took place
and nutritional security and social protection networks. Between
in Lima, was “ School Feeding: A Tool of Social Protection for
9 and 13 March, about 20 people discussed the WFP work plan on
Sustainable Development and Social Inclusion”.
social protection. The Brazilian experiences in social protection
networks such as conditional cash transfer programme Bolsa
Família, the Food Acquisition Programme (PAA) and the National
School Feeding Programme (PNAE) served as inspiration for the
discussions in Mozambique, which proposed to establish how
social protection networks can contribute to fight vulnerability
and poverty in a given country and help build resilience.
In the same week, the Centre and the Brazilian government
sent a joint mission to Egypt to present the school feeding and
The Centre of Excellence supported the participation of
five African countries in the “ Global Forum on NutritionSensitive Social Protection Programs: Towards Partnerships
for Development “. The event took place in Moscow, Russia,
on 10 and 11 September. The officials and technical staff of
government delegations from the Gambia, Zambia, Ethiopia,
Kenya and Mozambique had the opportunity to share case
studies and thus contribute to Forum discussions, and were
able to plan cooperation activities with the Centre.
the food and nutritional security programmes at the request
of the Egyptian Government. The delegation met in Cairo with
a representative of the Egyptian ministries of International
Cooperation, Social Development, Education and Agriculture.
On 8 and 9 April, Senegal hosted the International Seminar
about Social Protection in Africa. The unprecedented event
The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education of The Gambia
held the National Conference on Education at Banjul, bringing
together the main actors in the sector to finalize the National
Education Policy 2016-2030. The Centre of Excellence against
Hunger contributed with the discussions with a presentation
on home-grown school feeding.
brought together 12 African countries and the government
of Brazil to share experiences and to foster the debate on
social protection, as well as to build bridges between the
African countries and Brazil in the framework of south-south
cooperation. The seminar was organized by the African Union,
Brazil, Senegal, the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) and the Lula Institute.
The Centre presented its South-South cooperation work at
the forum “School Feeding Forum for a better life – Feeding
the future of our children”. The event took place on 29 and
30 April in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with the objective of
promoting an exchange of experiences among Latin American
specialists and governments.
On 14 and 15 May, Bogota, Colombia, hosted the international
seminar “International Seminar on Successful Experiences
Government representatives, UN agencies and the civil society
met in Kampala, Uganda, for a series of events to celebrate
the 6th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security Meeting.
The WFP Centre of Excellence participated in the high-level
meeting organized by the African Union Commission and the
Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.
The Centre made a presentation on fostering partnerships
for viable homegrown school feeding programmes. The
presentation showed how Brazil involved different sectors
to formulate public policies and the roles of government
institutions, legislators, the civil society, nutritionists, schools
and smallholder farmers in the implementation of the
National School Feeding Programme. The highlight was how
a well formulated, implemented and regulated programme can
contribute to the country’s growth.
in Nutrition: a pathway to building a better future”. The event
was organized by the WFP country office and DSM. It brought
together experts from several countries in Latin America,
including the Centre of Excellence, to show advances, evidences,
studies and successful experiences with which to base the
discussion of solutions for the prevention and reduction of poor
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THE BRAZILIAN SCHOOL FEEDING
PROGRAMME SERVES AS
INSPIRATION
FOR OTHER COUNTRIES
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CLÁUDIA COSTA
EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCES CONTRIBUTES
TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF NATIONAL POLICIES
T
he demand by developing countries to learn about
productivity, promote the cooperative
challenges
successful
system and facilitate farmers’ access
experiences in fighting hunger and poverty and to
to government credit programmes and
and
lessons
learned
of
exchange experiences with Brazil on these subjects remained
high in 2015. During the year the Centre of Excellence against
Hunger organized seven study visits and supported another
two. Countries such as Sudan and Liberia participated in
study missions for the first time and others, such as Ethiopia,
returned to Brazil to deepen or widen the knowledge acquired
institutional purchases.
At the end of the mission, the Haitian
delegation stated its intention to involve
other ministries and request technical
support from the WFP to consolidate
in previous visits.
public policies on smallholder farming.
In addition to visits to specific countries, the Centre also
to be followed, such as the technical
organized a study mission for representatives of the African
assistance given to smallholder farmers,
Union, as previously highlighted.
the inter-sectoral approach, the concern
They highlighted some Brazilian examples
with the nutritional aspects of school
feeding, the solid legislation, and the active
HAITI
From 9 to 13 February, a delegation of the Haitian Ministry of
Agriculture was in Brazil for a study visit organized by the Centre
of Excellence against Hunger in partnership with the World
Bank. The visit’s objective was to acquire knowledge about the
participation of different social actors in
the implementation of social policies..
SUDAN
main Brazilian strategies to strengthen agricultural production,
A delegation from Sudan was in Brazil
especially for smallholder agriculture, as a way to achieve food and
from 2 to 6 March for a study visit
nutritional security.
organized by the Centre of Excellence.
The visitors had the opportunity to find out how Brazil created
a structured demand for smallholder farming products through
institutional
purchases,
especially
through
the
National
School Feeding Programme (PNAE) and the Food Acquisition
Programme. They were also able to directly observe rural technical
assistance actions to smallholder farmers in order to improve
The objective of the visit was to exchange
knowledge with the Brazilian government
on the integration of school feeding and
smallholder agriculture. The Sudanese
government has a pilot project in this
area and wishes to create a national
school feeding policy.
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The delegation of Sudan consisted of three ministers of state
THE DELEGATION OF
and other six high-ranking officials of the Sudanese government
SUDAN PREPARED AN
in addition to representatives of the WFP country office. After
learning about the political and institutional framework that is
ACTION PLAN THAT WILL
the basis for the implementation of the Brazilian programmes
BE VALIDATED BY THE
that form the Zero Hunger Strategy, with emphasis on the
SUDANESE GOVERNMENT
National School Feeding Programme, the Sudanese delegation
went on two field visits to learn about the food distribution
system, the food bank, school feeding and actions to stimulate
AND IMPLEMENTED
WITH SUPPORT FROM
smallholder farming.
THE CENTRE
At the end of the study visit, the delegation of Sudan prepared
The second study visit of the year focused
an action plan which will be validated by the Sudanese
on nutrition, as part of a partnership bet-
government and whose implementation will have the support
ween the Centre of Excellence and the
of the Centre of Excellence.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A delegation consisting of four ministers as
ETHIOPIA
Ethiopia sent two study missions to Brazil in 2015, in addition to
another two in 2013. Between 23 and 30 March, an Ethiopian delegation visited rural schools and properties to observe the Brazilian school feeding programme operations and the participation
of smallholder farmers in supplying food to schools. The objective was to collect subsidies for the design and implementation
of a strategy to ensure the sustainability of the national school
feeding programme.
well as representatives of the Ethiopian
government and of the WFP country office visited Brazil from 21 to 27 July, to
learn from Brazilian government representatives about successful strategies
adopted in Brazil in the area of food and
nutritional security.
The field visits included initiatives such
as the human milk bank, decentralized
health centres, community restaurants
and the Food and Nutrition Surveillance
System (Sisvan), an information system
used to make a descriptive and analytical
DELEGATION OF ETHIOPIA
DURING A FIELD TRIP
diagnosis of the food and nutritional status of the Brazilian population.
PHOTO: WFP/CAROLINA
MONTENEGRO
PHILIPPINES
The government of the Philippines made a
study visit organized by the Centre of Excellence in 2013 and returned in 2015 as
part of a bilateral cooperation agreement
with Brazil. Members of Congress and of
the Philippines Department of Agrarian
Reform were in Brazil from 6 to 10 July
DELEGATION OF
CAMBODIA AT A POPULAR
RESTAURANT
to learn about Brazilian policies and programmes in the areas of zero hunger and
smallholder agriculture.
PHOTO: WFP/CAROLINA
MONTENEGRO
The delegates visited the Centre of Excellence where they attended lectures that
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MOZAMBIQUE
SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION ON NUTRITION
Between 27 and 30 July, the first lady of
Mozambique, Isaura Nyusi, visited Bra-
South-South cooperation on nutrition
zil to learn about successful public policy
The Brazilian strategy on food and nutritional security is considered
experiences with emphasis on food and
an international reference for its multi-sector approach, in which
nutritional security programmes. The vi-
nutrition programmes are executed through the integrated actions
sit was organized by the first lady’s office
of different ministries with the active participation of the civil society.
with support from the WFP’s Centre of
The solid Brazilian history of success in reducing poverty, hunger and
Excellence against Hunger.
malnutrition with emphasis on the production and consumption of
healthy foods attracts interest worldwide, resulting in the growth in
requests for technical cooperation and South-South exchanges.
In the framework of international initiative Nutrition for Growth, Brazil
has accepted two key commitments: to support other countries in
strengthening nutrition programmes and to respond to requests for
international assistance to create and expand nutrition policies by
sharing experiences and expertise.
The first lady sought experiences, knowledge and support to implement her office’s strategic plan, with defined priorities
such as fighting food insecurity and malnutrition, and searching for solutions to
improve job offers among young people.
In Brasilia, the first lady and her delegation had the opportunity to get to know
Ethiopia’s mission to Brazil was the Centre of Excellence’s first activity
the Young Apprentice Programme, the
under the new partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
National School Feeding Programme, a
to accelerate the fight against malnutrition by sharing experiences
community restaurant and a project that
with southern countries.
provides fortification for child nutrition
Nutrition for Growth is an initiative that brings together governments,
with powdered micronutrients.
private initiative leaders, scientists, scholars and the civil society to
establish ambitious political and financial commitments needed
to ensure adequate nutrition for millions of children, women and
pregnant women. The expected result is the reduction in childhood
malnutrition cases and death by acute malnutrition.
During the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil will host a Nutrition for Growth
summit with the support of the Centre of Excellence against Hunger.
The initiative was launched in the United Kingdom during the London
Olympics in 2012, and the next country to host an event will be Japan,
during the 2020 Olympics.
CAMBODIA
With support from the Centre of Excellence against Hunger, a delegation from
Cambodia visited Brazil from 3 to 7 August to see the Brazilian school feeding
and hunger fighting programmes more
closely. Delegation members went to technical meetings and on field visits, where they learned about technical assistance
to smallholder farmers, community restaurants and the National of School Feeding Programme.
provided a panorama on Brazilian initiatives to overcome hunger, such as the Zero Hunger Strategy and the Bolsa Família cash-transfer programme. They also made a field visit organized by
the Centre to understand how policies to fight hunger are integra-
LIBERIA AND GHANA
ted with food supply efforts in Brazil, and to learn about different
As part of the Centre of Excellence against
initiatives to support smallholder farmers and vulnerable popula-
Hunger’s participation in the 5th National
tions, such as the food bank. After a visit to the Food Supply Cen-
Conference on Food and Nutritional
tre (Ceasa), the delegation had lunch at a community restaurant
Security, the Centre supported the
that provides balanced meals at popular prices.
participation of government delegations
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from Liberia and Ghana, as well as
civil society delegations from Rwanda,
Malawi and Ethiopia, within the scope
of the nutrition project supported by the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. On the
morning of 3 November, representatives
from
the
governments
of
Liberia
and Ghana presented their nutrition
programmes to conference participants.
The Centre promoted a series of field
visits so the delegations could get to
know the work of the Human Milk Bank
and the Family Health Assistance Centre.
The group also visited a community
restaurant
and
a
cooperative
of
smallholder farmers to understand how
the rural producers organize themselves
in cooperatives and associations.
The group was able to observe the
DELEGATIONS OF LIBERIA AND GHANA HAD
LUNCH IN A POPULAR RESTAURANT IN BRAZIL
PHOTO: WFP/ANA CLÁUDIA COSTA
cultivation and marketing of vegetables,
fruits and grains by the cooperative,
5TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SECURITY
Between 2 and 6 November, the Centre of Excellence against Hunger participated in the 5th National Conference
on Food and Nutritional Security, which brought together representatives of food and nutritional security councils throughout Brazil. The conference was held by the National Food and Nutritional Security Council (Consea)
around the theme “Real food in the countryside and in the city”. Besides approximately 2,000 Brazilian delegates,
the event was also attended by some 100 representatives from other countries.
On the occasion, the Centre celebrated its fourth anniversary. The conference is held every four years and it was
precisely during the 2011 edition that the Centre was officially launched. An international meeting took place on
2 and 3 November for an exchange of knowledge among the representatives of various countries present at the
Conference. Delegation members from Liberia, Rwanda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Malawi attended the event with
support from the Centre.
During the Conference’s official opening, the Brazilian government announced a pact with incentives for organic,
agroecological and smallholder agriculture products, in order to ensure their offer on a regional and local basis.
As part of the 5th Conference, the Centre of Excellence against Hunger and the Ministry of Health organized on
4 November the “International Seminar on Inter-sectoral Nutrition Policies”. Brazil, Mexico and the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation presented successful initiatives on nutritional intervention.
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DELEGATION OF CAMBODIA VISITED
BRAZILIAN SMALLHOLDER FARMER
PHOTO: CAROLINA MONTENEGRO
which sets aside part of its production to supply public
The second study was conducted by FGV
programmes, such as the Food Acquisition Programme and the
and presents different modalities of pu-
National School Feeding Programme. The technical assistance
blic food purchase by the PNAE and the
given to farmers was also a highlight.
PAA. It highlights changes in public procurement standards that made it possi-
PUBLIC FOOD PROCUREMENT FROM
ble for smallholder farmers to sell their
SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN BRAZIL
products to public institutions, including
On 4 November the Centre of Excellence against Hunger launched the Portuguese versions of the first three studies that make
up the “Food and Social Policies” series. The series is about public procurement of food in Brazil and its impact on food and
nutritional security and smallholder farming.
The studies bring new data and analyses pertaining to two Brazilian
programmes that purchase food from smallholder farmers – the
National School Feeding Programme and the Food Acquisition Programme. The research work was carried out by the Centre in partnership with independent consultants, the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth
(IPC-IG), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
schools. The study “Modalities of Public
Food Procurement from Smallholder Farmers in Brazil” was conducted by Mauro
Lopes and Armando Fornazier.
The third study, “Scale of Public Food
Procurement in Brazil” was conducted
by IPC-IG. It estimates the quantity of
food purchased in Brazil by federal, state
and municipal governments. Researchers
Rovane Schwengber, Eduardo Pontual
Ribeiro, Fábio Veras Soares and Rodrigo
Octávio Orair are the authors.
The first study, “Food Supply and Public Food Procurement in
Brazil: an overview”, was prepared by researchers Francisco
Menezes, Silvio Isoppo Porto and Cátia Grisa. The study shows
the repeated food supply crises throughout Brazil’s history and
presents different Brazilian government experiences with food
procurement.
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THE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
SUPPORTS SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL
SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMMES
PHOTO: WFP/ISADORA FERREIRA
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MORE THAN 40 COUNTRIES DISCUSS FUNDING FOR SCHOOL FEEDING
The representatives of over 40 countries gathered
efficiently and that there is no waste. The
at Sal Island, Cape Verde, for the 17th Global
participants
Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF) from 28 September
involving the civil society, especially parents
to 2 October. The 250 participants discussed
associations, in the supervision of disbursements
innovative ways of funding national school feeding
to schools.
programmes connected with smallholder farming.
They also discussed different approaches to
ensure that their countries can design new school
feeding programmes or improve existing ones.
highlighted
the
importance
of
Home-gown school feeding is a crucial element
to promote development. The GCNF participants
stressed the connection between school feeding
and the Sustainable Development Goals. “In this
Three aspects were highlighted as being essential
journey to eliminate food and poverty, no one
in seeking sustainable funding for home-grown
can work alone. We are doing it together and no
school feeding. The multi-sectoral approach is the
border can stop us,” said Gene White, founder of
first. Involving various ministries and actors in the
the Global Child Nutrition Foundation.
country, mobilizing NGOs and the international
community, and attracting the private sector
are crucial to give governments access to the
resources needed for the implementation of
school feeding programmes.
Daniel Balaban, director of the WFP Centre of
Excellence
against
Hunger,
said:
“The
2030
Agenda lays down ambitious objectives geared
to the promotion of a new type of development
that is inclusive and seeks to reverse the trend of
The second aspect highlighted at GCNF was
environmental degradation. To WFP, the priority is
the need for concrete results to be presented
to fulfil SDG 2, which is about fighting hunger, and
to potential fund sources, whether from within
school feeding is a vital tool for this”.
governments
or
external
to
them.
These
results include educational impacts such as
student enrolment, attendance and academic
performance, impacts on the health, nutrition
and hygiene of children and their families, and
the
increase
in
agricultural
production
and
income of smallholder farmers. Investment in
studies and research that demonstrate such
impacts is indispensable.
The Global Child Nutrition Forum was organized
by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation and by
the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger with
the support and cooperation of the government of
Cabo Verde. Since 1997, the annual forum provides
technical
assistance
to
developing
countries
that are interested in creating, developing and
expanding school feeding programmes based on
nutrition and connected with smallholder farming.
The third aspect necessary to ensure sustainable
The Centre has held the GCNF in partnership with
sources
the Foundation since 2013, when the Forum took
of
funding
for
school
feeding
is
accountability. It shows potential donors, internal
place in Brazil.
or external, that school feeding money is used
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BRAZILIAN SCHOOL COOKS
EXCHANGE EXPERIENCES WITH
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Between 8 and 12 June, two teachers and two
Ouadiour Primary School, supported by WFP via
school cooks from the São Paulo municipal
a cash transfer programme (Cash & Voucher).
education system visited Dakar, the capital
of Senegal. They accompanied a technical
mission of the Centre of Excellence against
Hunger that was in Dakar for the Regional
Workshop on School Feeding.
The school is located about 160 km from Dakar
in the department of Gossas, Fatick region.
The school, which dates from 1962, is one of
the oldest in Senegal and has 184 students
distributed in five classes. School feeding relies
The trip was awarded as the first prize in the
on the active participation of mothers, who take
competition
turns to prepare the two meals served daily:
“Education
Beyond
the
Plate”
organized by the São Paulo city government
in partnership with the Centre of Excellence to
encourage consumption of fruit and vegetables
in schools and enhance the role of cooks and
educators in fostering healthy eating habits.
The
trip’s
welcome from the students and was present
peanuts. The school is used to receiving visits
and Africa. The school cooks and educators
from donors, but the visit by the Brazilian cooks
had
their
and educators was special. The Senegalese
school
community was very interested in exchanging
feeding programme to representatives of the
ideas with the Brazilian educators, and the cooks
Ministries of Education of 23 African countries
even exchanged recipes.
experiences
opportunity
experiences
with
the
of
promote
Paulo and Ouadiour. The group received a warm
Brazil
the
to
among the teachers and school cooks of São
during snack time - a mixture of millet and
of
was
The visit enabled a rich exchange of experiences
the
exchange
objective
lunch and a snack.
between
presenting
São
Paulo
gathered in Senegal for the regional seminar.
They shared initiatives on food and nutritional
education in schools, like promoting healthy
eating habits and planting vegetable gardens
at school, and explained the São Paulo’s food
procurement process step by step.
What do children eat in the schools of Senegal?
What types of meals are served? How do the
communities organize themselves? What are
the main challenges? What is similar and what is
different from what happens in Brazil? To have
those questions answered, the school cooks
and teachers took to the field and visited the
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The school cooks and educators who won second
prize in the Education Beyond the Plate Award
travelled to Brasilia in August to accompany a
study mission from Cambodia. Throughout the
programme, delegates discussed initiatives to
mobilise the school community into fostering
healthy eating habits.
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BENIN ADVANCES THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL
SCHOOL FEEDING POLICY
More than 200 people gathered in Cotonou,
initiative, the Ministry of Pre-School and Primary
Benin, for the Second National Forum on School
Education of Benin developed in 2014 its National
Feeding from 16 to 18 November. The participants
School Feeding Policy. The Forum in Cotonou was
validated an action plan for Benin’s National
an opportunity to define strategies to put this
School Feeding Policy, which was adopted in 2014
policy into action, incorporating a sustainable
and is based on a multi-sectoral school feeding
and integrated approach with emphasis on the
model that integrates education, health, nutrition,
connection between school feeding and local
agriculture, hygiene and sanitation.
food production.
The Forum was organized by the Ministry of
Benin sent a study mission to Brazil organized by
Pre-School and Primary Education of Benin with
the Centre of Excellence in 2014, when the process
support from the World Food Programme country
of preparation of the National School Feeding
and regional offices, the Centre of Excellence
Policy was initiated. Since then, the Centre keeps
against Hunger and the government of Brazil.
a specialist to support the government in its
One of the objectives was to encourage southern
objective to improve the implementation of the
nations to share experiences and learning in
school feeding programme.
school feeding. The event was attended by
representatives from Brazil, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire,
Niger, Senegal and Togo. They discussed common
challenges, such as the school feeding programme
legal framework, the need for a multi-sectoral
approach, government and private funding for
school feeding, and community participation.
The Forum ended with five recommendations
for the implementation of the Benin National
School Feeding Policy: to create an autonomous
agency to oversee school feeding; to involve the
government, the communities and the private
sector in funding the programme; to build school
vegetable gardens; to promote synergy among
the various sectors and actors involved; and to
recognize the importance of connecting school
feeding with local agriculture.
With the support of the Centre of Excellence and
SCHOOL IN BENIN.
PHOTO: WFP/ÉRIKA
OLIVEIRA
within the framework of a South-South cooperation
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ETHIOPIA INVESTS IN SOCIAL
PROTECTION
Since 2013, Ethiopia has invested in South-South
that school feeding has on the country’s social,
cooperation to boost the development of its
educational and health indicators.
own solutions to hunger and poverty. Country
representatives have already been on four study
missions to Brazil. The first two visits took place
in 2013 and focused on school feeding. In the first
mission, the delegation consisted of Ethiopian
government
technical
staff.
Second
mission
participants were government officials, including
ministers of state.
In addition to the efforts in the area of school
feeding,
the
concerned
Ethiopian
with
government
improving
the
is
also
nutritional
indicators of the population. To this effect, it
took part in the first study mission organized
by the Centre of Excellence with an exclusive
focus on nutrition. During a week, a delegation
composed of four ministers and representatives
At the end of the missions, the delegates
of the WFP country office learned about nutrition
prepared an action plan to enable the connection
programmes in Brazil.
between school feeding and smallholder farming.
The initiative was part of the social protection
strategy in the country. The government then
set up a school feeding task force involving
various ministries, with the mandate to develop
the National School Feeding Policy.
The participants met with Brazilian government
health teams, including representatives of the
Ministry of Health, the National Health Surveillance
Agency (Anvisa) and the National Food and
Nutritional Security Council. Representatives of
the Ethiopian Ministry of Health explained the
The task force members went on a third study
country’s
mission to Brazil in March 2015 in order to
underlined both the search for funds to act on
discuss various sustainable models for school
a large scale and the limited evidence on the
feeding. The Centre of Excellence technical
nutritional status of the population as challenges
staff assists the task force with drafting the
for the implementation of the programme. With
strategy
the knowledge acquired in Brazil and the support
to
implement
the
national
school
feeding programme.
Since 1994, the government of Ethiopia has
been developing a school feeding programme
in collaboration with WFP. The programme is yet
to cover all of the country’s regions, but even so
it has been a successful intervention that tests
innovative home-grown school feeding models,
linked to smallholder farmers. The development
of a national school feeding strategy reflects the
government’s recognition of the potential impact
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National
Nutrition
Programme
and
of the Centre, the Ethiopian government hopes to
establish the necessary mechanisms to improve
the available data on the nutritional status.
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COUNTRIES INSTITUTIONALISE
SCHOOL FEEDING
Strengthening institutional capacities is one of
The director of school canteens took part in a
the objectives of the technical assistance offered
training effort organized by the WFP and the
to countries by the Centre of Excellence. The
Centre in Senegal in 2015, and the first results
institutionalisation of school feeding programmes
are beginning to appear. Currently, more than
is an important step for their stability and
20% of schools in Guinea are providing school
institutions that have good technical capabilities
meals. In 2010, this figure was only 7%.
are better equipped to set up, execute and
manage sustainable school feeding programmes.
Niger is also investing in the institutionalisation
of school feeding. Country representatives have
The Republic of Guinea initiated a dialogue with
been on a study mission to Brazil in May 2012, and
Brazil in 2012 during a study mission organized
an expert assisted with the development of the
by the Centre of Excellence against Hunger. An
National School Feeding Strategy Implementation
expert hired by the Centre assisted with the
Plan, in addition to school feeding guides.
development of the National School Feeding
Policy and the organization of the National
Consultation that took place in March 2013. In
2015, the government announced the creation
of the National Directorate of School Canteens,
under the country’s Ministry of Education.
of a year’s work by a multi-sector group composed
of various ministries and representatives of the
Centre and the WFP country office. Despite the
health crisis faced by the country following the
Ebola outbreak, the government held regional
to
provide
training
to
different
actors for the implementation of pilot school
feeding
projects
connected
with
local
validate the plan, which was adopted in November
2013. In the following year, the government
created the School Feeding Cell attached to
the office of the Minister of Education. The cell’s
director also received training in Senegal.
The National School Feeding Policy was the result
meetings
In 2013, a national consultation was conducted to
food
purchases. Strengthening smallholder farming
by purchasing food for school feeding was one
of the government’s strategies to mitigate the
The
good
results
in
Niger
motivated
the
government into mobilizing other countries and
stakeholders
around
school
feeding.
Niger’s
Minister of Education is a promoter of the
African Union’s involvement with the theme. She
accompanied the African Union delegation on its
visit to Brazil and had an active participation in the
discussions that led the ministers of Education of
the member states to recommend a continental
school feeding strategy in partnership with the
Centre of Excellence.
effects of the crisis.
The creation of the National Directorate of
School Canteens is a sign of institutionalisation
of the school feeding programme in the country.
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JANUARY
Launching of videos on public
policies for the semiarid
FEBRUARY
Haiti study visit
MARCH
Sudan study visit
Social protection training in
Mozambique
Technical mission to Egypt
Ethiopia study visit
APRIL
Technical missions to Togo and Benin
International Seminar about Social
Protection in Africa, in Senegal
Technical mission to Bangladesh
School Feeding Forum for a better life –
MAY
Feeding the future of our children,
in Honduras
Research on school feeding costs in Brazil
International Seminar on Successful
Experiences in Nutrition: a path to
building a better future, in Colombia
Hunger map highlights Brazilian example
JUNE
Regional Seminar on School Feeding,
in Senegal
São Paulo school cooks’ mission to Senegal
JULY
Philippines study visit
Ethiopia study visit, with focus
on nutrition
Visit to Brazil by Mozambique
first lady
Signing of memorandum of
understanding with Conab
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Launch of the African Network on School
Feeding in Senegal
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AUGUST
Cambodia study visit
São Paulo school cooks participate
in Cambodia study visit
National Workshop to Validate the
National School Feeding Policy,
SEPTEMBER
Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive
Social Protection: Towards
Partnerships for Development, in
Russia
Meeting with the Minister of Infant
and Primary Education of Benin
Signing of protocol of intentions
with the Organization of Ibero-
in Cameroon
Technical mission to Zambia
Technical mission to Bangladesh
Technical Mission to Mozambique
Regional School Feeding Forum
in São Paulo
African Union study visit
VII School Feeding Seminar for Latin
America and the Caribbean, in Peru
American States for Education,
Science and Culture (OEI)
Launch of the “Food and Social
Policies” series
OCTOBER
17th Global Forum of Child Nutrition (GCNF),
in Cabo Verde
Meeting with Zambian delegation
NOVEMBER
Technical mission to Kenya
African ministers of Education recommend
school feeding as continental strategy
The Centre celebrates 4th
anniversary of its foundation
Launch of “Food and Social Policies”
series in Portuguese
Participation in the 5th National
Conference on Food and Nutritional
Security
Benin National Forum of
School Feeding
DECEMBER
National Seminar on Good Practices
in Technical Assistance and Rural
Extension, in Brazil
15th National Health Conference
in Brazil
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The Centre of Excellence against Hunger thanks the support from the Brazilian
government, through the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), the National Fund
for the Development of Education (FNDE), the Ministry of Education (MEC), and the
National Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security (SESAN) of the Ministry of Social
Development and Fight against Hunger (MDS). It also thanks the support from the
United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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