Programs in Ghana have helped reduce hunger

June 5, 2015


"At the peak of the lean season in June/July, WFP and FAO will join forces to enhance food security and nutritional well-being in the three northern regions of Ghana through the joint UN Trust Fund for Human Security, a joint UN programme against malnutrition and a recovery operation targeting approximately 500,000 people. The initiative includes productive safety-net projects supporting land reforestation, construction of irrigation systems and small dams.FAO and WFP are also collaborating on the Purchase for Progress programme (P4P) which uses WFP's local food procurement as an opportunity to link low-income smallholder farmers to markets. WHO and UNICEF also are collaborating in a UN team effort to tackle child undernourishment in Ghana.During their stay in Ghana, the heads of the two agencies were scheduled to visit the Buduburam area, close to the capital Accra. In Buduburam, various UN agencies provide support to vulnerable populations in the form of nutritional safety nets as well as income generating activities, small scale gardening, livestock and water systems for irrigation.""Supporting Ghana's Fight Against Hunger" World Food Program, April 23, 2009.

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