Hunger in the news

7 June 2010

Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development on Sunday reiterated government's commitment to increase national food production to sustain the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).

17 May 2010

Government has ordered 2,000 tractors for farmers throughout the country to increase production of food (..). the country this year experienced some surplus in rice and maize production, which the World Food Programme was now shipping to Niger and other needy countries they were operating.

26 March 2010

The UN WFP on Wednesday said it had purchased 1,433 metric tons of Ghanaian rice worth 780,000 dollars as part of its growing trend of purchasing locally to benefit farmers. A statement from WFP said the rice would be distributed through the School Feeding Programme in the three Northern Regions where WFP, the Programme and the Ghana Education Service (GES) work together to provide meals to over 100,000 children in 304 schools.

18 December 2009

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) would be extended to Junior High School (JHS) within the next two years (..). Mr. Yieleh Chireh was speaking at the opening of a two-day conference on the GSFP jointly organised by the GSFP Secretariat and their development partners, including the World Bank, World Food Programme (..).

2 December 2009

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said that he is “trying to set up a centre in Accra for the study of leadership, governance and development.(..)The ex-President said that he was in Kenya at the invitation of the World Food Programme.

24 November 2009

The importance of the agriculture sector to the Ghanaian economy was manifest once again in the 2010 national budget statement (..) The World Food Program notes in its 2009 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis report that 5 percent of the Ghanaian population or 1.2 million people have very limited access to sufficient and nutritious food for an active and healthy life.

18 November 2009

Mrs Joyce Bamford-Addo, Speaker of Parliament, on Tuesday called for a closer collaboration between Parliament and United Nations agencies working in the country to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. (..) Some of the agencies that attended the programme include World Food Programme (WFP).

9 November 2009

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra Friday morning for Lagos, Nigeria, for a two-week working visit that will take him to Spain, Rome, Kenya and Ethiopia. (..) From Rome he will travel to Kenya, and then Ethiopia, on assignment for the United Nations World Food Programme.

6 November 2009

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra Friday for Lagos at the start of a two-week overseas trip that will take him Spain, Italy, Kenya and Ethiopia.(..)From Rome he will travel to Kenya and then Ethiopia on assignment for the United Nations World Food Programme as part of measures to assess and advice on the food crisis currently confronting those two countries.

12 October 2009

The Ghana Living Standard Survey (GLSS) has noted that even though Ghana is "experiencing rising inequality, growing regional disparity and deep poverty with the Cedi's value depreciating by 23% and 19% against the dollar and the euro." (..)Also in the report are issues about food insecurity from the World Food Programme Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis of Ghana.