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Research partners

  • EPRI

    The Economic Policy Research Institute is an independent research and non-profit institu- te based in Cape Town, South Africa. EPRI is running a study on the impacts of school fee- ding in Africa in partnership with the Centre, the WFP office for Africa, and the African Union.

  • UniCeub

    The University Center of Brasilia is the Centre’s partner in promoting of scientific research on food and nutritional security. Via this partner- ship, the Centre organized a contest for scientific papers on “Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security: Building Bridges between Durable Agricultural Practices and School Feeding Pro- grammes”.

  • PCD

    The Partnership for Child Development (PCD) is an organization linked to the Imperial College London committed to the improvement of edu- cation, health and nutrition of children at school age. It participated in the development of the publication “Resource Framework on Home Grown School Meals”.

  • FAO

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization participated in the development of the publication “Re- source Framework on Home Grown School Meals”.


    The New Partnership for Africa’s Development par- ticipated in the development of the publication “Re- source Framework on Home Grown School Meals”.

Strategic Partners

  • Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC, in Portuguese)

    ABC is part of the Bra- zilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its purpose is to negotiate, coordinate, implement, and follow-up programmes and Brazilian projects on technical cooperation, including the Centre of Excellence.

  • National Fund for the Development of Education (FNDE, in Portuguese)

    The FNDE is responsible for the execution of educational policies as set by the Ministry of Educa- tion, including the National School Feeding Programme (PNAE, in Portuguese), which bene- fits over 40 million children in 5,565 Brazilian municipalities and in the Federal District. FNDE has been a Centre of Excellence’s partner since the Centre’s foundation in 2011.

  • UK Department for International Development

    DFID leads the United Kingdom’s efforts to end extreme poverty. DFID supports the Centre’s initiatives in Africa in the areas of social development and food and nutrition security.

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    The foundation invests on people’s health and welfare to help them find solutions for hunger and poverty. The foundation supports the Centre of Excellence’s initiatives on research and nutrition.

  • Add Hope

    The campaign Add Hope is run by KFC, a member of Yum! Brands. The campaign is a Yum! worldwide partnership with WFP and it is being conducted in Brazil for two years to raise funds for the Centre of Excellence’s activities.

Technical Partners

  • Sesan/MDSA

    The National Secretary of Food and Nutrition Se- curity (SESAN, in Portuguese) is a secretary at the Ministry of Social and Agrarian Development (MDSA, in Portuguese) responsible for initiatives to fight hunger. It shares information and lessons learned with the Centre’s partners about social development programmes and income transfer.

  • Ministry of Health

    The Brazilian Ministry of Health is a partner of the Cen- tre of Excellence’s in actions in the field of nutrition.

  • Federal District

    The government of the Federal District suppor- ts the study visits organized by the Centre of Excellence for delegations from developing countries.

  • City of São Paulo

    The City of São Paulo is a partner of the Centre on sharing good practices in school feeding, food and nutritional education and smallholder farming.

  • State of Bahia

    The government of Bahia supports the study visits organized by the Centre of Excellence for delegations from developing countries.


    The National Supply Company (CONAB, in Portuguese) is the entity in charge of mana- ging agriculture and supply policies in Brazil. CONAB shares with the Centre and its partners the Brazilian procedures of public procurement of food produced by smallholder farmers.

  • GCNF

    The Global Child Nutrition Foundation is a non-go- vernmental organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for the world’s children to receive ade- quate nutrition for learning and achieving their po- tential. The GCNF created the Global Child Nutrition Forum, organized every year in partnership with the Centre of Excellence.


    The Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Company (EMATER, in Portuguese) of the Fe- deral District shares information about the ope- ration of technical assistance provided to smal- lholder farmers with partner countries.

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