ghana Country content en Smallholder farming just got better in Ghana The pilot phase of the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative which began in 2010, has officially ended. Smallholder and low-income farmers who participated in it, as well as partnering organizations which trained them, unanimously agree that P4P has improved farmers’ lives and livelihoods, and more fundamentally, empowered them to approach farming as a business.    Purchase for Progress Ghana Local Africa Purchase for Progress Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:08:39 +0000 Vera Boohene 650546 at 10 Facts About the Cost of Hunger in Ghana The Cost of Hunger in Africa study – so far conducted in 12 countries across Africa – shows the social and economic impact of undernutrition among children under 5, and its cost on these countries’ economies. Here we look at 10 things to know about the cost of hunger in Ghana.  Ghana Global Africa Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:28:26 +0000 WFP 650234 at New Study Shows Undernutrition Taking A Huge Toll On Ghana’s Economy ACCRA – The economy of Ghana is losing some GHC4.6 billion (US$2.6 billion, or 6.4 percent of GDP) a year to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study launched today in the capital.  Ghana Global Africa Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000 WFP 650131 at Canada Supports WFP’s Work Towards Zero Hunger In Ghana ACCRA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of CAD 20 million (US$ 15 million) from the Government of Canada to implement a programme linking nutrition, agriculture and food processing which will assist almost 1 million people over the next five years. Ghana Africa Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:59:11 +0000 WFP 649747 at Mobile phone-based cash assistance goes a long way towards reaching zero hunger in rural Ghana "I like receiving money through my mobile phone because I can go and cash the exact amount I need for food and save the rest to buy seeds for my farm," says Adams Inusah, a farmer in Gbache. Adams’ feedback is part of the reason why WFP is piloting mobile phone-based cash assistance in Gbache and Sirriyiri, in northern Ghana. As part of  the World Food Programme’s (WFP) asset creation programme, Adams benefits from mobile phone-based cash assistance for the work he undertakes - building fish ponds - in his community. Cash and Vouchers Ghana Local Africa Cash and Vouchers Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:17:00 +0000 Vera Boohene 649466 at Building Community Resilience in Ghana with Cash for Assets In Northern Ghana, communities suffer from Sahelian climate issues: long dry spells, inconsistent rainfall, and desertification create harsh conditions for people trying to make a living in the area.  When the climate problems affect vital community infrastructures, the World Food Programme's (WFP) asset creation initiative gives community members cash to help rebuild much-needed assets. Food For Assets Ghana Africa Tue, 12 May 2015 14:09:15 +0000 Vera Boohene 646316 at Ghana: Girls Reach Their Full Potential with Take-Home Rations In 2000, Simona began receiving take-home rations from WFP while attending primary and junior high school in northern Ghana. Like other girls, she was encouraged to attend school regularly in order to qualify for the food package distributed at the end of the month. Today, she is a skilled midwife who attributes her success to the take-home ration programme and the related girls’ education scholarship programme, both of which motivated her to work hard in secondary school and at midwifery college.    Ghana Local Africa Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:30:53 +0000 Vera Boohene 645840 at Canada And WFP: Saving Lives By Providing The Right Food At The Right Time Every year, WFP provides food assistance to more than 80 million people in 75 of the world’s poorest countries with the support of donors such as Canada. Before starting a programme, WFP determines the right food, because a successful response depends on nutritionally appropriate food. Malnutrition affects millions around the world -- nearly half of all deaths of children under the age of 5 are due to undernutrition. Canada and WFP are working together towards a world with Zero Hunger.  Bangladesh Ghana Guatemala Haiti Mali South Sudan Sudan Tanzania, United Republic of Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:13:16 +0000 WFP 641628 at 10 Facts About Hunger In Ghana Here are 10 facts that give the measure of the hunger situation in Ghana. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Ghana Global Africa Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:06:15 +0000 WFP 645056 at More Than Food: In The Ebola Response WFP Building Health Centres, Flying In Aid Workers And Supplies DAKAR/GENEVA – As of today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to more than 430,000 people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In support of a unified response under the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), WFP is ramping up services to the whole humanitarian effort. Benin Ghana Guinea Liberia Senegal Sierra Leone Global Africa Ebola emergency Emergencies Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:48:09 +0000 WFP 643483 at