Hunger in the news

9 September 2011

The Elmina Salt Industry (ESI), a local Ghanaian salt mining company in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Municipality of the Central region has improved its exports to neighbouring countries. (..) In order to boost salt production, Nana Eduakwa hinted that a CP 15 iodine sprayer has been purchased while the World Food Programme has also donated an iodized machine worth USD 30,000 to ESI.

29 August 2011

Fourteen thousand families in the Bawku Municipality have received food support from the World Food Programme. Some of the food items distributed to the beneficiaries include cooking oil, sugar, and flour. 11,000 breast feeding mothers and pregnant women and 3,000 children benefited from the support.

11 August 2011

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations on Food and Agriculture Agencies, Madam Ertharin Cousin, has lauded the significant growth of Ghana’s agricultural sector saying that Ghana is a catalyst to the transformation of Africa. (..) Her visit forms part of a familiarization tour to acquaint herself with the progress of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) interventions in improving food security in Ghana.

10 August 2011

An 11-year-old Ghanaian schoolboy has so far raised more than $500 (£300) for victims of the famine in Somalia. (..) After a meeting with the UN World Food Programme Bank director in Ghana to ask for advice, Andrew set up a bank account for donations on Tuesday. "I'm very very sure that I can raise it in just one month," he told the BBC.

30 June 2011

(..) the programme which had the title “Enhancing Human Security through Developing Local Capacity for Holistic Community-based Conflict Prevention in Northern Ghana,” was a joint initiative of (..) FAO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNIDO UNU and the World Food Programme (WFP) in close collaboration with the Government of Ghana, civil society organizations, academia and other partners.

22 June 2011

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today congratulated the former presidents of Ghana and Brazil, John Kufuor and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who have been honoured for their vital contributions to improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

22 June 2011

Former president John Agyekum Kufuor is urging government to make conscious efforts at modernising agriculture to guarantee food security and grow the capacity to export surplus harvest. (..) According to the WFP, Former President Kufuor used public and private sector initiatives to improve food security and reduce poverty.

22 June 2011

The World Food Programme (WFP) through its Food for Work project, has supported five communities in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region, with food items to rehabilitate their dams and dugouts with local labour.

22 June 2011

The World Food Programme (WFP) has sent a congratulatory message to former President J. A. Kufour on his receiving the World Food Prize yesterday June 21, 2011 at a ceremony was held at the US State Department.

18 June 2011

A total of 129 Senor High School girls, from the three Northern Regions, are to benefit from a GH¢ 74,000 scholarship scheme to guard against school drop-out. The World Food Programme and the Ghana Health Service Girls Project seek to support the less privileged girls, who attained the aggregate 06 to 16 in the 2010 Basic Education Certificate Examination.