Homegrown School Feeding Program (HGSF)

The Homegrown School Feeding (HGSF) program aims to deliver government-led, cost-effective school feeding programs using food that is locally grown by smallholder farmers. These interventions are designed to help tackle hunger and improve nutrition; increase children’s access, participation and achievement in school; and support local livelihoods. 

From 2012-2016, IFPRI has been evaluating the impact of HGSF programs in Mali and Ghana, including an ongoing impact evaluation involving a cluster randomised control trial of the national HGSF programme in Ghana.