On 1 March 2019, the Fourth Africa Day of School Feeding, 55 countries will celebrate all over Africa under the theme: Investing in home grown school feeding for achieving Zero Hunger and sustaining inclusive education for all, including refugees, returnees and internally-displaced persons in Africa.
The celebration will advocate school feeding for the most vulnerable students across the continent. The theme chosen by the African Union for 2019 incorporates the governance dimension of home grown school feeding programmes to benefit students, farmers and entire communities. They ensure children are healthy and ready to learn, help farmers find new markets for their produce and enable communities to prosper.
They are also a vital weapon in the battle to achieve Zero Hunger and the Sustainable Development Goals to enhance the full potential of African Children. WFP joins this initiative and is organizing an event with FAO and IFAD to celebrate school feeding in Africa.
For more information visit the meeting page and related documentation here.