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Establishing the Foundation for a Nationally Owned Sustainable School Feeding Programme (The Gambia)

The Gambia, a least-developed and low-income, food-deficit country ranking 168th of 187 countries in the human development index, has steadily improved net school enrolment and completion rates over the past two decades and has achieved gender parity in education. However, many children still lack access to formal education. A recent government performance assessment shows that school meals contribute to improved education results and provide a safety net for populations copingwith recurring shocks, both natural and related to food prices.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)8,442,277
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ -221,978
Gambia3,026,800
European Commission543,478
Private Donors176,452
Threats to food security
  • Environmental degradation
  • Weak marketing infrastructure
  • Regional and seasonal variations in food trade and access