Topic outline

Governments and development actors are increasingly recognizing the importance and value that school meals constitute globally. The benefits of Home-grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) go beyond education and nutrition to tackle livelihoods of smallholder famers and local communities. They also strengthen the nexus between nutrition, agriculture and social protection. Based on the HGSFP Resource Framework, this course can help governments achieve their goals and foster a community of practice in home-grown school feeding.


This e-learning course is for policy makers, practitioners, governments and stakeholders to help designing, implementing and scaling up HGSF programmes.

  • Conceptualizing Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes.
  • Planning of HGSF programmes that are well integrated into the national context.
  • The different design and implementation options, including models for linking home-grown school feeding to local agriculture.
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on an HGSF programme.

The course consists of 4 lessons, ranging from approximately 10 to 40 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 – Understanding Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF)
  • Lesson 2 – Planning Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF)
  • Lesson 3 – Designing and implementing Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF)
  • Lesson 4 – Monitoring & evaluation (M&E) and reporting

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

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