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Kufuor in Ethiopia

Kufuor and farmers

Standing beside a “map” of the valley, local farmers explain to John Kufuor the types of trees they have planted which bring nitrogen to the soil and help with water retention.

Kufuor and farmer group

Standing as one, the community’s efforts have increased their food security. “They have shown how they can reduce their own vulnerability to hunger,” said John Kufuor.

Kufuor explains

Former President Kufuor in Addis Ababa, describing the hardship and hunger facing more than six million Ethiopians – suffering from poor rainfall, high food and fuel prices and the global economic crisis.

Kufuor and Fuad

Viewing a green valley in Oromiya region, which farmers have saved from turning into desert by planting trees and digging terraces. WFP supports the government-initiated project which also helps combat climate change.

Kufuor and press

John Kufuor told journalists that educating girls was critical to a nation’s future. WFP provides 470,000 Ethiopian children with a daily meal in school; more funding was needed to increase that number.

Former President John Kufuor of Ghana began his first mission as WFP Ambassador against Hunger in Ethiopia.