School meals increase enrolment by 9%: UNESCO


School meals alone increase enrollment and attendance rates by 9 per cent and 8 per cent, respectively, aUNESCO report revealed on Monday.

According to the report, deworming and micronutrient supplementation can keep children in school for an additional 2.5 years in anaemia and infections prevalent places.

Additionally, students are 50 per centless likely to skip schoolwhen the learning environment is free from violence, and absenteeism is reducedin low-income countries when promoting handwashing, particularly for girls during menstruation, when water, sanitation and hygiene is improved.

The farming community needs innovative ways to address significant complexities of food security and support for agriculture development to grow and sustain.