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Transitioning Towards a Nationally Owned School Feeding and Health Programme in São Tomé and Príncipe

After 30 years of implementing a school feeding programme in the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, WFP is preparing to transition its school feeding programme to the Government. This follows the establishment of a National School Feeding and Health Programme with WFP’s advocacy and support in 2010, and the National Assembly’s approval of a school feeding and health policy in February 2011.

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Budget revisions
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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries15,741
Beneficiary needs (mt)1,232
Beneficiary needs ($US)1,357,501
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 214,000
Sao Tome And Principe3,137
Threats to food security
  • Insufficient food production
  • High dependency on imports
  • High dependency on external financial support
  • Poor infrastructure and low capacity to establish in-country food reserves
  • Lack of a deep-sea port
  • Small markets
  • Low income and salaries as well as a high unemployment rate
  • Weak agricultural and livestock production
  • Weak governmental social networks