Visit of US Ambassador before the UN Agencies based in Rome, Cindy McCain, to Aldea Veguitas School in Veguitas community, San Juan Ermita municipality, Chiquimula Department. Aldea Veguitas School is one of 60 schools taking part in a joint IFAD-FAO-WFP School Feeding Programme, which helped Guatemala’s Government introduce and implement the School Nutrition Law. This law requires schools to buy 50 per cent of the food they provide to pupils from local smallholder farmers.
The effects of this law are visible: 60 school gardens have been created; 800 mothers have been trained in nutrition, health and hygiene; and over 300 small producers are supplying schools with nutritious and safe food.
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