Home-grown school feeding programmes and the challenge of embeddedness: the case of local food networks and the Ghana School Feeding Programme

Nashiru Sulemana*, David Millar, P.G.M. Hebinck, J.S.C. Wiskerke

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Home-grown school feeding (HGSF) programmes aim to “kill two birds with
one stone” by using the power of public food procurement to stimulate local
agricultural development. This chapter uses the Ghana school feeding programme
as a case study to discuss the mixing of economic and non-economic activities
under HGSF programmes. The chapter argues that HGSF programmes are
embedded in sociocultural relationships, and that their outcomes are therefore
the result of negotiation processes among various actors. The implementation of
HGSF programmes should be flexible enough to take advantage of the lessons
that are drawn from these embedded negotiation processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic food procurement for sustainable food systems and healthy diets
EditorsLuana F.J. Swensson, Danny Hunter, Sergio Schneider, Florence Tartanac
Place of PublicationRome
PublisherFAO
Pages354-363
Number of pages10
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9789251354797
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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