East and Southern Africa




7 – 12th December 2020

Main Themes

Food Security, Nutrition



Learning Route:

Successful practices, tools and approaches to design, implement and monitor Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes in Africa

The Learning Route took place in Kenya between the 7th and the 12th of December 2020, including a virtual preparatory activity on the 2nd of December and a closing virtual activity on the 18th of December 2020. During this occasion, a group of twenty-two (22) participants took part in this Learning Initiative: 7 Kenyans governments officials who traveled across the different host experiences and 15 virtual participants from 7 countries (Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Lesotho, Cameroon) who benefited from this virtual journey.
The Learning route was centered around visits to three local experiences and mainly: i) the HGSF model developed by the Government of Kenya; ii) the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition (BFN) Project in Busia County; iii) and finally the Nyamninia Primary School in Siaya county. Those experiences have developed innovative tools and approaches to implement school meals initiatives directly involving small farmers as food suppliers.
This Learning Route tested new modalities of learning adapted to the new global scenario: it combined a face-to-face and peer educational approach with a set of diversified digital learning tools. Those allow participants from other African countries to engage at distance with the Route and experience a collective learning experience directly interacting with local hosts in the field through broadcast live knowledge sharing sessions with local actors in the field.

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