Starting from a constant of different problems facing the school feeding program in Rwanda, this project seeks to investigate how the school kitchen gardening model can improve the school feeding program by increasing food production within school gardens. It also investigates how this model can support the mitigation and adaptation of climate change. Through its findings, the project intends to produce evidences that can serve as support for recommending government and partners to invest in school kitchen gardens.
In that framework, this project proposes to provide students with knowledge and skills to improve the food system in their school feeding program in order to boost their learning performance; provide beneficiaries with skills of kitchen gardening techniques and farming practices that are environmentally friendly and support water and waste management in schools and homes; organize trainings for stakeholders who will assist in the scalability of the program in other schools and communities to improve their livelihoods. The proposed methodology consists of