GHANA ON TRACK TO ENDING HUNGER, MALNUTRITION, SAYS PRESIDENT

ACCRA– Ghana is on track to ending hunger and malnutrition as the government’s policies will facilitate agricultural productivity and grapple with food insecurity, says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Speaking at the launch of the Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review Report here Tueday, he was emphatic that the government’s vision to modernize agriculture and improve production efficiency and profitability for farmers would enhance significantly Ghana’s food security and help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 of eliminating all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030.

The launch of the Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review Report was organized by the John Agyekum Kufuor Foundation and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). The report seeks to bolster greater integration between food security and nutrition for the Ghanaian people.

An independent, analytical and consultative exercise initiated by the WFP to identify key challenges in eliminating hunger in countries it works in, the report aims to ensure that SDG-2, which will help the country chart a viable path to ending hunger, food insecurity, and all forms of malnutrition by 2030, is realised.

President Akufo-Addo noted that Ghana had performed quite well in her efforts at reducing hunger. Indeed, we were the first country on the African Continent to attain the Millennium Development Goal 1 of halving poverty and hunger, for which the country received an award for reducing the level of its malnourished population from seven million in the early 1990s to less than one million today,” he said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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