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
- 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
- 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