27 July 2011
Pandemics and large-scale disasters pose specific challenges to humanitarian emergency operations, especially in urban areas. Through a recent one-week pandemic simulation, WFP aimed to prepare countries in West Africa to face these challenges so that they can better assist vulnerable populations.
2 February 2011
A group of businesswomen in the Gbumbgum region of northeastern Ghana has found a route out of poverty through a product which their community badly needs—iodated salt. Iodine deficiency is rampant in Gbumbgum, where the swollen necks of people suffering from goitre are a common sight. Watch video
14 October 2010
Ghana, Guatemala, Bangladesh and Cape Verde are just a few of the countries where national governments, working with WFP and others, are taking effective steps to fight hunger themselves. WFP is marking World Food Day this year by spotlighting these successes and the importance of partnerships.
9 April 2010
WFP has bought US $780,000 of Ghanaian rice for school meals in some of the country’s poorest regions. The programme benefits thousands of school children and local farmers, many of them women, who received a fair price for their crops.
23 November 2009
A champion of the fight against hunger, former Ghanaian President John Kufuor, has just visited a remote Kenyan village to see how school meals are helping to secure an education for children from even the poorest families.
20 July 2009
Ghana’s former president John Kufuor is to lead WFP’s effort to fight hunger among schoolchildren around the world. He joins an elite team of celebrities, sportsmen and statesmen who advocate on behalf of the world’s poorest and hungriest people.
11 June 2009
Poor households all over the developing world are eating fewer and less nutritious meals and many are cutting back on healthcare and schooling for children, according to new WFP research on the effects of the financial crisis. Read WFP call to G8 ministers
5 April 2009
Poor farmers in Ghana harvest too little to feed their families, let alone to build lasting food security. A collaboration between WFP and Care International means they can plant more seeds and still have enough food for their families while they wait for the harvest.
26 January 2009
5 January 2009
Lisa Biederlack, from WFP’s Food Security Analysis division, was recently in some of the remotest areas of Ghana to coordinate a survey about the population's access to food. In this article Lisa explains exactly what that involved.
- Ghana News Agency Source: Ghana News Agency
- WFP presents equipment to smallholder farmers Source: Ghana web
- WFP provides small-holder farmers with technical assistance Source: Ghanaweb (Ghana)
- Ghana: Women Rice Farmers Partner for New Opportunities Source: All Africa / US Department of State
- WFP BUILDS BRIDGE BETWEEN HUNGER AND HOPE Source: Accra Daily Mail (Ghana)