School feeding scheme | 750,000 to 1m eggs to be supplied

The Buhle Farmer's Academy school nutrition programme has been launched in Delmas. The programme aims to train around five hundred community farmers to assist in feeding selected schools in the area as well as building the necessary infrastructure. #dstv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Buhle Farmers' Academy school nutrition programme has been launched in Delmas.

A total of 500 community farmers will be trained to help feed pupils at selected schools in the area.

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Mamati Tembe from Bayer Africa says it will also create employment opportunities.

The first step will be to supply hundreds of thousands of eggs.

"It's really focused on improving nutrition for students, it focused on eggs which is a source of protein," Tembe said.

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"It's to develop the community but also to make sure the learners have access to this protein and they can take home and also share with their families."

Tembe said the idea was to make sure that the quality of nutrition is improved, but also to involve communities and learners.

"The idea is to have it sustainable beyond many years after the introduction," she said.


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