The participants of the X Meeting of Ministers of Education of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), representing the nine countries that integrate the community, issued a final declaration of the event. The document stresses the importance of technical and professional education, literacy, and school feeding to promote the sustainable development of CPLP member states.
As part of their recommendations, the ministers of Education highlighted the exchange of good practices among member states to strengthen educational efforts, including school feeding. The final declaration emphasized that the consumption of healthy food contributes to the growth, development, and learning of students in all nine member states.
The X Meeting of Ministers of Education of the CPLP took place in Salvador on 16 March, after the International Seminar: Sustainability of School Feeding Programmes in CPLP Countries. The event was organized by the Brazilian government, represented by the Ministry of Education and the National Fund for the Development of Education, in partnership with the Brazilian Cooperation Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Social Development, and the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger.
CPLP countries are Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and East Timor. During the seminar, each country presented their experiences of school feeding. Participants identified challenges and good practices and discussed ways to improve the legal and strategic frameworks of the programmes.
Read the final declaration: