12 May 2015
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.
31 March 2015
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.
2 February 2015
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.
18 August 2014
Benedicta, 18, is one of thousands of girls in Ghana who receive take-home rations from WFP to reward good attendance. At the 12th annual Ghana Education Service/World Food Programme Girls’ Education Scholarship ceremony, she and other girls from WFP-assisted schools were given scholarships to complete secondary school, an opportunity that otherwise would have remained out of their reach.
17 January 2014
The Lord is My Shepherd, one of 26 farmer organizations participating in Ghana’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative, was the only farmer organization from Ghana to win an award at the Africa Farmer Organization of the Year Awards (AFOYA), held in Accra in November 2013. The organization came second in the Market Access category. P4P aims to support and empower smallholders like those of Lord is My Shepherd through activities that allow them to improve production, access markets and boost their income.
28 November 2012
For many years, not having enough to eat meant that Agnes struggled to stay on her antiretroviral treatment. Thanks to food assistance from WFP, she can now take her medication more regularly, provide for her family and help others in her community.
1 November 2012
In northern Ghana WFP food-for-assets projects, which provided much needed food assistance to participants during the 'hunger season', are helping rehabilitate the declining fish population.
23 July 2012
One of the biggest challenges for smallholders is getting a fair price for their produce. In West Africa, too often buyers take advantage of farmers, demanding that bags are filled to the brim instead of paying per kg. Farmers in Ghana were recently surprised about their financial remuneration when they used a weighing scale for their sales for the first time.
23 April 2012
In 2009, Mariama Baba became one of 30,000 girls in Ghana who receive WFP take-home rations when they attend school regularly.
8 November 2011
By combining the expertise of different partners, P4P can offer farmers technical support and build their capacity in order to increase their production, raise the quality of their output and get better prices.
- 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)