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We Will Restore Ghanaian Farmers Status Again

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has assured farmers that government would restore them to their former glory when farmers...
Anti Gmo

Ghana’s Agric Minister bows to anti GMO pressure

Ghana does not need genetically modified organism (GMO) to ensure food sufficiency and security, as the knowledge it has accumulated in the discovery of...
World Food Programme (WFP)

Food Production in Ejura Improves through WFP-Assisted Warehousing

The World Food Programme (WFP) has constructed a 300-metric tonne warehouse to boost food production at Ejura in the Ashanti Region, one of Ghana's...
Maize

WFP Saves Refugees With Maize From Tanzania

The World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday bought about 36,000 tonnes of maize worth some 9 million U.S. dollars from Tanzania's state-owned National Food...

Child Marriage Declines In Volta Region

Cases of child marriage are on decline in the Nkwanta North and South districts of the Volta Region since 2012. This follows the introduction of...

Refugees Advised To Refrain From Local Politics

Refugees in Ghana have been urged to desist from interfering in local politics as this could create problems for them. Mr Ambrose Dery, Minister of...
food aid

UN Agencies Pledge to Fighting Africa’s Food Insecurity Issues

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and three Rome-based UN agencies have reiterated their commitment to strengthening collaboration in fighting food insecurity...

ECA teams up with partners in fighting Africa’s food insecurity

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and partners have agreed to fight food insecurity on the Continent under shared frameworks. The partners are the Food...

WFP launches project against malnutrition

The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a five-year integrated agriculture and nutrition project to assist prevent malnutrition among children and pregnant women in...
A mother's smile: a woman and her child pick up vital food rations from WFP in the Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: WFP

WFP resumes full food rations for refugees in Kenya

The UN World Food Program (WFP) said Friday it has resumed providing full food rations to refugees in Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern...

WFP approves budget for South Sudan food aids in 2017

The UN food agency said in a report received on Monday that the assistance will focus on refugee populations and areas in the country...
A mother's smile: a woman and her child pick up vital food rations from WFP in the Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: WFP

World Food Programme Delivers Food To People In South Sudan

A multi-agency convoy led by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered lifesaving humanitarian assistance to families trapped for four months by...

WFP Provides Assistance To Affected People in CAR

The World Food Programme (WFP) is providing emergency food assistance to 8,000 people affected by an upsurge in violence in the north of the...
Heads of the African Union (AU) members and guests pose for a group photo during the 26th AU summit in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Jan. 30, 2016. The 26th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and governments kicks off on Saturday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

AU supports WFP with US$200k for refugees in Lake Chad

Ghana Ambassador to AU Albert Yankey said at the donating ceremony that the money will strengthen the WFP program in the fight against malnutrition,...
A mother's smile: a woman and her child pick up vital food rations from WFP in the Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: WFP

UK to the aid of refugees in Uganda

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today thanked the United Kingdom for recent contributions amounting to more than US$21 million to support WFP’s...
MoFA establishes demonstration centres to educate farmers

UN, EU to aid 200 smallholder farmers in Republic of Congo

Funded by the European Union (EU) to the tune of 1.5 million euros, the project will contribute to revival of agricultural production and will...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

Australia to offer drought assistance to Southern Africa

The Australian Government will provide further support to southern Africa in response to the acute food shortages caused by severe El Niño conditions in...

WFP’s initiative against zero hunger in Ghana supported by Canada

Canada's contribution will enable WFP to improve the nutritional status of 14,000 pregnant and nursing women, and 35,000 children, as well as boosting the...
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WFP in Sudan receives US$2.4 million in support from Switzerland

The contribution will be used "to support the WFP's recovery and safety-net activities which aim to improve household food security throughout Sudan," the statement...

WFP says Boko Haram has caused 5.6 million people hunger

At a daily news briefing, Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, quoted the World Food Programme (WFP) as saying that it aims to scale...

UN food Agency gives aid in northern Aleppo

"The food was transported on cross-border convoys from Turkey into the small town of A'zaz, about 30 kilometres northwest of Aleppo city," Dujarric said...
food

UN Agency Reports South Sudan’s Worst Food Insecurity Situation

South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people, or 25 percent of the country's population, are in urgent need...

UN says at least 40,000 Sudanese could be face danger

"South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people -- nearly 25 percent of the country's population -- remain in...

WFP gets to eastern Libya now amid delays

"The agency will supply each family with rations of pasta, couscous, rice and other food items," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said here at a...

Zambia leader appeals to WFP for food assistance

In a courtesy call with WFP executive director Ertharin Cousin on Friday, Lungu said the southern African region was hard-hit by the current inconsistent...
school feeding

Over 240,000 Guinean children to benefit from school feeding program

Following the opening of schools last week, WFP is preparing to start supplying daily meals to the pupils in 1,605 primary schools in most...

World Food Programme Trains 576 farmers

The training was under the auspices of the WFP’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative for Smallholder Farmer Organisations. Aflatoxins are poisonous substances produced by fungi...
United Nations

34 kids bite the dust of malnourishment in South Sudan early September, UN says

"It adds that water and sanitation organizations are stepping up activities to address malnutrition and child mortality," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a...

Lugansk and Donetsk regions to receive cash from Ukraine

The World Food Programme ( WFP) said Thursday that it has started cash distributions to 60, 000 people, most of whom are internally displaced,...

Food aid distributed to DR Congo families hosting Burundian refugees

The World Food Program (WFP) has distributed food aid to over 13,000 families hosting Burundian refugees in South Kivu province, east of the Democratic...