Congo: WFP to feed 4,000 students in Congo

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) will feed 4,000 students in schools across the country for the academic year 2017-2018, the representative of the UN organisation in Congo, Jean-Martin Bauer, announced on Thursday at the end of talks with the Congolese minister of primary and secondary education, Anatole Collinet Makosso.

The food will be mostly rice, beans and sardines, although these have been provided in schools at Nkayi, Pointe-Noire, in the south of the country, and Brazzaville for the first quarter of the year.

Rice and beans are local products and sardines are the contribution from the government to the schools.

"WFP is a very innovative programme in the department of Bouenza (south) which consists in supporting small bean agricultural producers. The programme is financed by the European Union and implemented by WFP and the International development fund for agriculture and the ministry of Agriculture", said the WFP representative.

Bauer said that in addition to the Japanese food contributions this year, WFP has developed partnership with other partners so that students, including vulnerable children, have quality food.
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05 october 2017 13:33:29

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