The regional school feeding project of the Brazil-FAO International Cooperation carried out an international technical mission in the Dominican Republic with the participation of 10 countries including The Bahamas, from March 13 to 17.
The mission sought to facilitate exchange of strategies to improve the quality of Latin American and Caribbean school feeding programmes.
The mission included managers and technicians from school feeding programmes from theMinistries of Education, Agriculture and Health of Belize, Brazil, Bahamas, Chile, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad andTobago. The delegates participated in dialogues, field visits and also completed the second stage of a School Feeding Course for the Caribbean. The course exposed participants to the different levels of implementation of the school feeding policy.
This action was developed within the framework of the Brazil-FAO International Cooperation Programme, executed through the Brazilian Cooperation Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ABC/MRE), the National Fund for Educational Development of the Ministry ofEducation (FNDE /MEC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through the Consolidation of School Feeding Programmes project in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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