Support local farmers
Whenever possible, WFP links school meals programs with local small-scale farmers. The program has benefits for students, farmers and their families, gender equality and the local economy. For example, having WFP as a buyer creates stable and predictable markets for farmers, around 70% of whom are women. Sourcing food locally also improves the nutritional value of school meals and ensures the ingredients are culturally appropriate. Research shows that every dollar you invest in school meals today returns up to $9 dollars in value.
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