The issue of high food prices globally, and indeed in Ghana, has been a debating point recently. New information sourced by Food Security Ghana (FSG) implies that Ghanaians need 12.50 Ghana cedis per person per day to enjoy a balanced and nutritious meal that contains 2,000 calories. This translates to 387.63 Ghana cedis per person per month.
The issue of high food prices globally, and indeed in Ghana, has been a debating point recently. New information sourced by Food Security Ghana (FSG) implies that Ghanaians need 12.50 Ghana cedis per person per day to enjoy a balanced and nutritious meal that contains 2,000 calories. This translates to 387.63 Ghana cedis per person …View full post
The airway was abuzz in the last week about various figures released on food inflation in Ghana that were described by many as confusing.View full post
While politicians in Ghana are debating whether recent reports about high food prices in Ghana are true or not a recent by WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE concludes that “there is reason to believe that food commodity prices will be both higher and more volatile in the decades to come.”View full post
In a surprising move the Ghana Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) rejected the recently released statement by Food Security Ghana (FSG) that food prices in Ghana rocketed by an average of 73% between October 2011 and March 2013.View full post
Ghanaians are still feeling the shock of a staggering 73 percent food price hike over the past 18 months. This fact was revealed by an independent “Food Basket Barometer” study that is carried out on a regular basis whereby prices of 19 food items are recorded.View full post
The issue of food security is not only at the top of the world’s agenda, but is also an issue that is widely debated. In a recent letter by more than 150 scientists in India to the government on the issue of genetically modified (GM) crops the scientists stated that “Food security is not just a problem of production, but also of distribution and access or purchasing power.”
Budgets in Ghana are normally presented before year end with the exception of election years when the newly elected government is allowed to present a budget in the new year. The 2013 budget is due to be presented soon and there are a number of issues in the food and agricultural budget that should be under scrutiny this year.
For some time now, there has been an on-going debate about the performance of the food and agricultural sector in satisfying the nutritional and economic needs of the nation. One assessment suggests that the sector has performed creditably and what is required of it now are more resources to accelerate development. This view is typified by The State of The Nation Address delivered by President John Mahama on 21st February, 2013.
In 2012 the leaders of the world’s largest economies and four African heads of state came together at the G8 Summit at Camp David for a discussion on global efforts to fight food insecurity and improve nutrition.
From these discussions the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (New Alliance) was born and a big question has being placed on the actual results that have been achieved.