The Sudanese government has a pilot project in the area of home-grown school feeding and wants to create a national school feeding policy, inspired by the Brazilian experience, and based on their own experience with school feeding projects developed in partnership with the World Food Programme.
Participating government officials represent the Ministries of Finance, Agriculture, Social Welfare, Education and Health, which indicates the intersectorial character of the initiative to create a national school feeding policy for Sudan. The focus of the study visit is the link between smallholder farming and school feeding and the entire chain of food supply for the programme.
The Sudanese government hopes to learn directly from the Brazilian government on the experience of the Zero Hunger Strategy, in addition to acquiring technical knowledge about the Brazilian model of management of the food supply chain for the National School Feeding Programme. With the mission to Brazil, the government hopes to mobilize political commitment of different government sectors to create a political and institutional framework conducive to the creation of the national school feeding policy.
In Brazil, the Sudanese delegation will have meetings with representatives of the Ministries of Finance, Health, Education, Social Development and Fight against Hunger, Agriculture and Agrarian Development. They will also participate in meetings with the National Fund for the Development of Education (FNDE), the National Supply Company (Conab), the National Council of Food and Nutrition Security (Consea), and engage in field visits to farmers, schools, community restaurants and food distribution centres, with support from the Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Enterprise of the Federal District (Emater-DF).