The World Food Prize Foundation

Creating School Gardens to Combat Hunger Through School Feeding

Overview
Organizer  |  Iowa State University - Global Resource Systems
Subjects Covered  |   Nutrition - Education - Child Hunger - Corporate/Community Partnership - International Food Insecurity - Capacity Building
Target Audience  |   NGOs - Teachers - Administrators

Summary
Iowa State University's Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods impacts school feeding for over 3000 children in elementary schools in Kamuli, Uganda through a school garden program.  The program has operated continuously since 2006 and school gardens serve as an outdoor learning laboratory and provide inputs into the school lunch program.  Best practices and lessons learned through activities by bi-national teams of university students from Iowa State and Makerere University in Uganda will be shared.

Panelists
Dr. Kevin Duerfeldt | GRS Lecturer, Iowa State University - Global Resource Systems
Dr. Dorothy Masinde | GRS Senior Lecturer, Iowa State University - Global Resource Systems

About the Organization
Iowa State University - Global Resource Systems
Iowa State's Global Resource Department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' mission is to  Create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.

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