Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To improve school attendance while also increasing national food production

References
Ministry of Agriculture. 2011. “School feeding Programmes in Kenya.” Presentation at Leveraging Agriculture for Improved Nutrition & Health International Conference, New Delhi, India, 10–12 February. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://2020conference.ifpri.info/files/2010/12/Side_Feedminds_Kenya.pdf>.
Start date
2009
References
Langinger, L. 2011. “School Feeding Programs in Kenya: Transitioning to a Homegrown Approach.” Stanford Journal of International Relations, Fall: 30–37. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://web.stanford.edu/group/sjir/13-1/kenya.pdf>.
Conditionalities (if any)
The meals are served at school; therefore, school attendance is the implicit conditionality of the programme.
Coverage
729,000 children (2013)
References
World Food Programme. 2013. State of School Feeding Worldwide. Rome: WFP. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/ 13536/WFP_StateofSchoolFeeding2013_web.pdf?sequence=1>.
Programme expenditure
USD4.6 million per year (2013)
References
World Food Programme. 2013. State of School Feeding Worldwide. Rome: WFP. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/ 13536/WFP_StateofSchoolFeeding2013_web.pdf?sequence=1>.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Primary schools in semi-arid areas which are experiencing low enrolment and high drop-out rates. In 2011, 1,800 schools in 72 semi-arid districts in the country were targeted
References
Government of Kenya. 2012. “Home Grown School Meals Programme - Technical Development Plan.” HGSF website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.hgsf-global.org/en/bank/downloads/doc_ details/263-technical-development-plan-kenya->.
Target groups
Children
Eligibility criteria
Food-insecure children in pre-primary and primary schools.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Food
Amount of benefits
Daily hot meals.
References
World Food Programme. 2013. State of School Feeding Worldwide. Rome: WFP. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/ 13536/WFP_StateofSchoolFeeding2013_web.pdf?sequence=1>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Daily
References
World Food Programme. 2013. State of School Feeding Worldwide. Rome: WFP. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/ 13536/WFP_StateofSchoolFeeding2013_web.pdf?sequence=1>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Meals are delivered at schools.
Benefit recipients
Students