Dutch Government Assists Over 200,000 School Children Through Milk Programmes

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Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Henk Jan Bakker and First Secretary, Jorn Leeksma at Holland Greentech. Photo Credit: Netherlands Embassy in Kampala

With assistance of Dutch government aid, more than 200,000 school going children benefited from the school milk feeding program and more than 7300 jobs were created for Ugandans in Agriculture sector and

Netherlands is funding several development programs with focus on improving Security and Rule of Law, Food and Nutrition Security, Trade and Investments and increased support on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

By close of 2019, Dutch government’s support in Uganda’s dairy sector had seen the number of school children benefiting from primary school milk feeding program rise from 100,000 to 200,000 children. Under this programme, primary school children are given free milk at school.

Under food and security, the program supports activities which are meant to increase productivity, people’s income, job creation with focus on youth and improved nutrition among children.

With Dutch government’s aid, this program has supported agriculture sector creating more than 7,359 jobs in both farming level as well as in processing and service provision.

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