School Farms is a rural community-based school feeding support program that empowers local community schools to grow their own food. It creates a space to help students gain practical skills and explore opportunities in agriculture.

Why School Farms?

The main objective of the program is to address hunger in schools by helping them grow their own food

Other objectives include ...

  • Increase school enrolment, interest, retention and attendance
  • Reduces the feeding cost of schools
  • Equip students with agricultural skills training
  • Improve the health of students

Expected Impact

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Short Term

  • Reduce the feeding cost of schools resulting in a reduction in the cost of accessing quality education
  • Increase in the enrolment, interest and attendance to schools
  • Students will acquire knowledge and skills in agriculture and as well as the agriculture value chain
  • Create job opportunities for local community members

Long Term

  • Increase literacy rate because of increased access to education
  • Development skills in agriculture
  • Mainstreaming young people in Agriculture
  • Increase community cohesion and engagement for local development

Partners

Key Stakeholders

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Communities are key stakeholders of School Farms

The Community

PTAs form an integral part of our Key Stakeholders.

The Parent and Teacher Associations (PTA)

The Local Ministry of Food and Agriculture

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News Releases & Publications

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School children on one of the farms in the Volta region of Ghana. Photo: Lambert...
Achieving Zero Hunger in Schools: The School Farms Program’s Approach School Farms Program School Farms...