IFPRI and NMIMR collaborate with Japanese specialists to intensify school feeding program (Citi Newsroom)
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A Japan-funded project between the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) has been launched, writes Citi Newsroom (Ghana).
The project “Protecting vulnerable children from exacerbated food insecurity crisis through Japan’s expertise on school lunch: Intervention in Ghana” seeks to protect vulnerable children from situations of escalating food insecurity through Japan’s expertise.
Dr. Futoshi Yamauchi, project lead and a senior research fellow in the Market, Trade, and Institutions Division at IFPRI noted that the scope of the school food intervention is relatively minimal. Twenty schools will be selected to receive financial assistance for nutrition out of a total of forty schools initially to be utilized as an intervention.
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