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 …
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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 …
Andrew Jack, a Financial Times (FT) correspondent opened a recent article with the following words, “”There are lies, damned lies and then there are African statistics.”
Mr. Kwasi Ahwoi, previous Minister in charge of Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) dramatically changed his tune when he handed the reins over to Hon. Kofi Humado.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in Ghana will be headed by a new chief or Minister, Clement Kofi Humado, and the question on the mind of interested parties is what changes he will introduce or whether it will be business as usual.
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 …
Ghana has once again successfully completed a general election and elected a new President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama. The nation and Food Security Ghana (FSG) are anxiously awaiting inevitable changes that will come with his appointment.
Food security is certainly the biggest issue that the world should address and that governments globally, including Ghana, should place on top of the agenda. Even though Ghana is seen as a country that is tackling this issue there are indicators that all may not be as rosy as is being projected.