Danish Embassy of Nigeria and a non-governmental body, African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF), are collaborating to promote agriculture in Nigerian schools, with the program School Farm for School Meal (SF4SM).
The initiative is said to be designed to create sustainable food self-sufficiency model across Nigerian schools.
The pilot edition of the project implementation is scheduled to hold on the April 25, 2022, in four government schools in Akwa Ibom, aimed at providing 70% of the schools’ feeding needs in the first six months of the academic session.
Newsmen gathered that SF4SM is fully funded by the Embassy of Denmark in Nigeria under its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) facility being implemented and managed by ACAEDF in Nigeria. And through the support of the Government of Akwa Ibom State, approvals needed to kick-start the program in the state have been given.
The Embassy of Denmark in Nigeria and ACAEDF through Project SF4SM had designed a sustainable project structure that does not just feed the children, but equips them with basic farming skills for growing their own food.