Hunger in the news

20 December 2013

The World Food Programme on Thursday lauded Ghana’s School Feeding Programme, describing it as one of the few home grown ones in the world.

17 April 2012

The World Food Programme (WFP) has presented equipment and materials to 10 farmer groups under its Purchase for Progress (P4P) Initiative, to help improve rice production in northern Ghana. (..) Mr Aboubacar Koisha, head of the sub-office of the WFP in Tamale, presented the facility to the smallholder farmer groups at a ceremony in Tamale on Monday. In an address read on his behalf, Mr Ismail Omer, WFP Country Representative said the presentation of the equipment and the materials marked the fulfilment of the second objective of the P4P Initiative.

19 March 2012

The World Food Programme (WFP) has trained a total of 1,344 small-holder farmers under its “Purchase for Progress Initiative”, building their competencies in technical, business and organizational development. (..) Mr. Ismael Omer, the Country Director, said the training targeted maize and rice farmers in the Ashanti and Northern Regions.

27 October 2011

An organization of 50 female rice farmers in Ghana recently received training, with U.S. help, to develop their businesses and increase crop production. (..) Amsig Resources Chief Executive Officer Gina Odarteifio connected Otibo's group to an important new buyer, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP is a reliable customer: Through its Purchase for Progress program, it buys 100-kilogram bags of rice from the women at prices higher than they would receive in local markets.

19 October 2011

WFP Country Director, Ismail Omer has said that in Ghana “WFP is providing much-needed food relief to 10,000 Ivorian refugees camped in the Central, Western and Brong-Ahafo Regions.” (..) WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran said, “Across the world, we are the bridge between hunger and hope for millions of people.

13 October 2011

Former president John Agyekum Kufuor will on Thursday pick up his prize as joint winner of the 2011 World Food Programme Prize at Iowa in the United States of America. (..) Former president Kufuor who is accompanied by his wife, Theresa Kufuor to pick up the award will deliver the keynote address at the World Food Prize Laureate Luncheon on Friday where he will be presented with the Laureate Diploma by the President of the World Food Program.

6 October 2011

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development today stressed Government’s determination to decentralise the School Feeding Programme in an effort to make the work of those implementing the programme less cumbersome. (..) He commended the World Food Programme for initiating the process of procuring a monitoring expert to support the National Secretariat and the Programme.

6 October 2011

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has left Accra for London on his way to the US to pick up his prize as joint winner of the 2011 World Food Programme Prize.

6 October 2011

More than 520 smallholder rice producers belonging to 10 farmer organizations in the Tamale and Tolon-Kumbungu Districts of the Northern Region are attending a three-day capacity-building training to enable them to become competitive players in the marketplace.

5 October 2011

About 70 smallholder farmers in the Northern Region have received training in good agricultural practices under the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) being implemented in 21 countries.