- Preliminary results from the Ghana Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment indicate that over 1 million people were food insecure as of May 2012. This number includes a number of chronically food insecure people.
- As of September, food security conditions were gradually improving across the northern Guinea Savannah regions following several months of reduced food access during the annual lean season. The harvest of maize, groundnuts and other crops commenced in August in both northern Ghana and the south and bolstered households’ food stocks and contributed to improved market supplies of grains and a decrease in prices.
- Despite the prospects of improved access to food, recent flooding in the three northern regions may affect the food security of affected households.
- A bumper harvest of maize grain has been reported in the Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Regions where the harvest has been completed, contributing to stability in staple food prices.
- Food security conditions will generally continue to improve from now until November and December 2012 as the harvest of various food crops will intensify during this period.