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23 September 2009

Mr. Jakob Mikkelsen, World Food Programme (WFP) and Micronutrient Initiative Programme Consultant, said: "there is the need to create a one-stop shop for USI in Ghana. This should be in the form of a government commission or a strengthened Presidential Special Initiative (PSI) on Salt, reporting to the President's Office or the National Development Planning Commission."


7 September 2009

Dozens of farmers in northern Ghana claim they have been forced off their land with no alternative source of income after a multinational firm bought their farms to cultivate jetropha, a non-food crop whose seeds contain oil used to produce biofuel. (..) UP to 1.2 million Ghanaians are food insecure, according to the World Food Programme's latest estimates, 453,000 of them in Northern Region.


29 July 2009

The Girls Education Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has adopted a number of strategies and programmes to improve girls’ enrolment and retention in school. (..) Mr Parker-Allotey said in spite of the challenges, some successes had been achieved in the area of girls having access to education. (..) Others, he said, were the supply of bicycles to girls commuting long distances, the provision of food rations by the World Food Programme (WFP), as well as scholarships and intensification of community sensitisation activities.


23 July 2009

Cadbury has relaunched its Dairy Milk bar as a certified Fairtrade product, tripling demand for cocoa from certified farmers in the small West African country to 15,000 tonnes a year.
Sales of such products, where manufacturers guarantee a minimum payment even if market prices drop lower, have increased by 50 per cent since 2001.


20 July 2009

Former Ghanaian president, John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, has been named a Global Ambassador against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). (..) "John Kufuor not only talks the talk, but walks the walk," Sheeran said. "Ghana is a leader in nourishing its children and Ambassador Kufuor can be a leader in getting others to follow his good work."


16 July 2009

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra Tuesday night for Belligio, Italy, where he is to be inaugurated into office as Ambassador against Hunger of the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations. WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, on behalf of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, announced the appointment last February, and next Thursday’s ceremony is to officially initiate former President Kufuor into office.


15 July 2009

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra Tuesday night for Belligio, Italy, where he is to be inaugurated into office as Ambassador against Hunger of the World Food Programme (WFP). A statement signed by Mr Frank Agyekum, Spokesman of the former President, said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran announced the appointment last February on behalf of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- Moon.


8 June 2009

Hundreds of Ghanaians, young and old, men and women on Sunday joined staff the World Food Programme (WFP) to embark on a 3.5 kilometre walk through some principal streets of Accra to raise funds to end hunger in Ghana. The walk, under the theme “End Hunger, Walk the World,” was aimed at advocating and raising awareness about global hunger and raising funds to feed those faced with hunger.


8 June 2009

Hundreds of people from both local and international communities on Sunday embarked on a 6-kilometre walk through some principal streets of Accra to mark the 5th Annual End the hunger: Walk the World Campaign. The walk, which was organized by the World Food Programme and sponsored by corporate partners, TNT and UNILEVER, was both an advocacy and fundraising event meant to raise awareness about global hunger and to raise funds to feed those faced with hunger who needed assistance.


22 May 2009

The World Food Programme (WFP), has awarded 74 girls from the three Northern Regions for their excellent performance in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). The scholarship scheme, which started in 2001, is to ensure that brilliant but needy girls who completed WFP-assisted schools were supported to further their education despite the financial challenges.