Brazil has one of the largest, most well-established school feeding programmes in the world, serving more than 40 million students daily in all regions of the country. Implementing this programme in a country of continental dimensions and rich ethnic and cultural variety requires constant innovation and attention to the needs of each community. This policy brief presents the challenges and solutions the National School Feeding Programme (PNAE) found to meet the needs and context of traditional quilombola communities.
The main strategies the Programme uses to support these communities include allocating different resources to purchase food for their students, preserving food culture through school menus, and purchasing food from local smallholder farming. The document is a result of a partnership between the Centre of Excellence, the National Fund for Education Development (FNDE) and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC). The document can be downloaded here.