The Government, through the Statistics, Research, and Information Directorate (SRID) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), and the Nutrition Department of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has since April 2020, been collaborating with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), to strengthen the capacity of the two government institutions to monitor the food and nutrition security at the household level, as well as food commodity prices in thirty-two (32) districts across the sixteen (16) regions and at the national level. This has since been carried out to produce series of quarterly bulletins and shared with key stakeholders across the globe.
As the twelve-month project officially ended in June 2021, MoFA-SRID and the GHS have further leveraged on the results of the 2020 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment (CFSVA), to expand the coverage of the Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System (FSNMS) to cover sixty (60) identified food insecure districts. This up-scaling initiative facilitated the need to expand the scope of the FSNMS questionnaire to capture additional indicators for the quarterly bulletin. The FSNMS plays an important role in identifying, analyzing, and addressing the conditions that give rise to food insecurity and undernourishment. Further, the system provides the necessary information to decision makers for building sound policies that will alleviate the conditions of food insecure districts to recover from their canker.
This bulletin is the 9th edition jointly released by MoFA and GHS with financial and technical support from WFP and UNICEF.
Source: World Food Programme