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Evaluation of Local Purchasing and School Canteen Pilot Project in Petite Riviere de Nippes. Report 2 of 3

This document is the second of three reports pertaining to a longitudinal evaluation of a local procurement school feeding pilot project in the Department of Nippes for the years 2015-2017. The project is supported financially by the Government of Brazil (GoB) and implemented with WFP expertise. The project is supported logistically by the Haitian organization BND (Bureau de Nutrition et Developpement) which oversees quality and delivery of the food to the schools, and the Haitian non-governmental entity, ROPANIP (Reseau des Organisations des Producteurs/Productrices Agricoles de Nippes). The research is intended to examine the Local Purchasing and School Canteen Pilot Project with respect to the following issues,

  • the system for purchasing and controlling quality of local agricultural products
  • integration of local purchasing into the procedures of Haitian public entities
  • distribution to schools
  • the school canteens and distribution to student-beneficiaries
  • nutritional substance of the meals, regional and local differences, preferences and availability
  • whether the project design and execution contribute to the increasing of farmer revenues and production
  • whether the project design and execution reinforce of the organizational structures of agricultural producer organizations
  • durability of the model
  • potential for scaling up for a national program of providing school meals in communes across the country