Ghana cut the number of hungry in half

June 5, 2015


"Under President Kufuor's leadership (01-09), Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country to cut in half the proportion of its people who suffer from hunger, and the proportion of people living on less than a dollar per day, on course to meet UN Millenium Development Goal 1. Continuing Ghana's tradition of stability, President Kufuor prioritized national agricultural policies: Ghana saw a reduction in its poverty rate from 51.7 percent in 1991 to 26.5 percent in 2008, and hunger was reduced from 34 percent in 1990 down to 9 percent in 2004.2011 World Food Prize Honors Former Presidents of Ghana, Brazil, June 21, 2011 The World Food Prize web site

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