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Food security and policy interventions in Ghana

Johannes Paulus Maria Sijm

Food security and policy interventions in Ghana

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Published by s.n. in [S.l .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Food supply -- Government policy -- Ghana.,
  • Food supply -- Ghana.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJos Sijm.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9017.G452 S54 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination240 p. :
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21761987M

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Food security and policy interventions in Ghana by Johannes Paulus Maria Sijm Download PDF EPUB FB2

The National Nutrition Policy (NNP) of Ghana. The goal of the policy is to ensure optimal In addition nutrition-sensitive interventions related to food security, poverty reduction, hygiene and sanitation, social protection, and health and nutrition education are File Size: KB.

The objective of this paper was to review literature on the general agricultural trends and challenges in Ghana. Food insecurity, and some policy plans to reduce food insecurity were also highlighted. Keywords Ghana, Agriculture, Food production, Food security, Post-harvest DisciplinesCited by: 3.

Food Security and Nutrition Context in Ghana Country Priorities Food and nutrition are high priorities for the GoG. According to the Global Food Security Index (DuPont/Economic Intelligence Unit), Ghana is among the most food secure countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (South Africa and Botswana are the only others to top Ghana).

In Ghana, large-scale farms and plantations produce mainly oil palm, rubber and coconut and to a lesser extent, maize, rice and pineapples. Ghana produces 51% of its cereal needs, 60% of fish. This working paper is the third in a series on food security and nutrition in Ghana, and follows from Working Papers 1 and Numerous issues are discussed in this paper, which provides detailed information that wi 11 enable the formulation of appropri ate food security and agricultural strategies for Ghana.

In his presentation, Prof. Yaro focused on crops with a motive of examining the food system in Ghana and identifying policy interventions, which can be narrowed down to what the state and non-state actors should be doing and what opportunities should be honored in order to make smallholder farmers more productive, more relevant and more beneficial to their livelihoods.

building government capacities to implement food and nutrition security policies and programmes This country strategic plan is informed by the zero hunger strategic review and evaluations and is aligned with government policies, particularly the Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies (–), Planting for Food.

Ghana adopted a Food Safety Policy on 27 April, at a Stakeholders Meeting held in Accra ahead of World Health Day with the theme Food Safety from Farm to Plate. The policy was developed with technical and financial support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Food production outpaced food demand over the past 50 years due to expansion in crop area and irrigation, as well as supportive policy and institutional interventions that led to the fast and sustained growth in agricultural productivity and improved food security in many parts of the world.

food security analysis, for example, take market concerns into account, with a view to determining what would be the most appropriate response (food and/or non-food) to meet immediate needs, while at the same time contributing to rebuilding food security and increasing the resilience of.

Nutrition and Food Security Situation. As with the economic situation, significant regional disparities exist in the nutrition and food security situation in Ghana. The prevalence of stunting (chronic malnutrition or low height-for-age) is 19 percent nationally, but rises to 33 percent in Northern region.

attaining food security and the solutions that women and family members suggested towards improving the food security situation in their households. The study is expected to build upon the research MEDA and CIDA have conducted over the last 20 years and inform the design of the MEDA food security programme in Ghana‘s Upper West Food security and policy interventions in Ghana book.

Evaluating food security and nutrition interventions require a good understanding of the methods involved and appropriate application of these methods.

Providing a proven framework for developing applied policy analysis skills, this book is based on over 30 years of food and nutrition policy research at the International Food Policy. Most often, a countries food security is defined as including both physical and economic access to food that meets people’s dietary needs as well as their food preferences.

In most countries, like Ghana, health problems related to dietary excess are an ever increasing threat, In fact, malnutrition and foodborne diarrhoea are become double burden.

Emergency food security interventions are evolving. In the past few years new ideas have emerged for protecting the access of disaster – and crisis -affected people to adequate and nutritious food. Some old approaches remain relevant, but are sometimes not well understood.

This Good Practice Review explores programming practices in emergency food security. It provides Read more». In the country sinceWFP is assisting the Government of Ghana with an integrated food security and nutrition programme which involves the private sector and aims to reduce malnutrition, improve the country’s food systems and strengthen social protection programmes.

The Food and Agriculture Sector Development Policy (FASDEP) is developed as a policy of the Government of Ghana to guide development and interventions in the agriculture sector. The first Food and Agricultural Sector Development Policy (FASDEP I) was formulated in as a.

Chronic food insecurity became much more severe with European intervention s, in both the central Ghana case that is the center of my book, as well as northern Nigeria, Malawi, and as far afield as India. The article continues below. The depth and wealth of information provided enables stakeholders in the food security and nutrition sector in Ghana, to tailor their interventions to address the unique needs of the most.

The article describes and analyzes the innovative concept of food security policy and presents theoretical microeconomic model of food security by Abdulai () that explains individuals’ demand for food ingredients.

The literature review involves both direct and indirect policy measures that ensure food security in developing countries. evaluating food and nutrition security policies and programs. She has also After decades of urban planning and policy interventions that removed food.

Street 5/29/ of the impact of interventions on food security 69 publications were retained for in-depth analysis. Several studies evaluated multiple interventions, so our final sample contained 87 cases of agricultural interventions.

The majority of the evaluations focused on Africa and Asia (see Figure 4), with a large number of cases focusing. of food security as implied by the wording “at all times” in the USAID definition of food security. Stability is defined as, “The ability to access and utilize appropriate levels of nutritious food over time.” An important distinction is made between chronic food insecurity and transitory food insecurity (World Bank, ).

Chronic food. the four components of the Food Security Program, and it contributes to achievement of the FSP’s expected Outcome of “improved food security status of male and female members of food insecure households living in chronically food insecure woredas.” • CCI is an intervention.

Dependence on foreign aid and budget inefficiencies threaten sustainability of food-security interventions. AD In Ghana, external resources heavily support a.

of food security promoted by FAO, the Framework assumes the following definition: “ Food security [is] a situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their.

food security as one of the key themes in international development co-operation. This interest has translated to an urgent need to understand what interventions are most effective in supporting food security.

To support this process, a systematic review was commissioned. The review examined evidence from evaluations of food security interventions. The framework links the complex interactions of factors at the macro and micro levels and shows how external shocks such as global food price spikes and natural disasters as well as interventions in form of policies and programs affect the availability of food, people’s access to it and the resulting nutritional status of individuals.

Peacebuilding and stability in the region is dependent on solving the challenge of food and security, says the African Development Bank. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS Ben Baba was speaking at the annual meeting of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, during which various stakeholders met to call on member states to increase funding to the.

Ghana Statistical Service, reports poverty rate in Ghana as % in its Ghana Living standard survey in UNICEF () also reports that one (1) in ten (10) children live in extreme poverty and million children live in households that are unable to provide adequate food.

This book is part of a series of food security books developed by Action Against Hunger - International (ACF 1) and is based upon a consolidation of experiences and in-vestigations over the past ten years on the field. This series looks at and develops spe-cific aspects of the different food security programmes, especially the technical tools.

destitute – food security interventions will ensure that the state provides relief measures that may be short-term to being medium-term and sustained basis, depending on the nature of given interventions; fifthly, food security interventions will proceed from an analysis that is grounded on accurate.

Inwhen Jamila Ben Baba started her company, the first privately owned slaughterhouse in Mali, she did so in the midst of a civil war as Tuareg rebels grouped together in an attempt to.

The programme was designed to enhance food security and create job opportunities. But critics argue it is an assemblage of old policy interventions that have largely failed. Setting exports as. The implementation of various agricultural interventions and policies by the government has led to increase in demand for farmlands in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region.

Even before the global COVID pandemic broke out, food insecurity was a serious concern throughout sub-Saharan Africa. According to the Food. Methods and tools for food security assessment at the micro level 57 Importance of modelling to assess the impact of smallholder farms in food security 57 Policies for improved food security: lessons to learn from farm household studies 60 Micro-level impacts of food security oriented policies in Africa (FSSIM-Dev) 63 7.

To meet domestic demand, maximize food production and increase marketed supplies of food, many African countries embarked on food security strategies focused on achieving food self-sufficiency during the late s and early s, using policies designed to maximize domestic output of staple crops. Such simple interventions cannot be afforded in the time of COVID, as the uncertainty grows as to where food will indeed be available at all.

Ensuring the sustainability of supply itself will require marshalling a much more profound intervention on the world’s food systems. The Food Security Solution. In a world that has become increasingly interconnected and chaotic, with more displaced persons since World War II, and with an array of humanitarian disasters that has outstripped the international community’s budgets and capacity to respond, why should global food security remain an imperative development priority?.

Alarmed by a potential rise in food insecurity during the COVID pandemic, many countries and organizations are mounting special efforts to keep agriculture safely running as an essential business, markets well supplied with affordable and nutritious food, and consumers able to access and purchase food despite movement restrictions and income losses.The coronavirus pandemic has sparked not only a health crisis but also an economic crisis, which together pose a serious threat to food security, particularly in poorer countries.

COVID & Global Food Security brings together a groundbreaking series of IFPRI blog posts looking at the impacts of COVID and the policy responses. Given the importance of agricultural development interventions for overall poverty reduction, food security and development, national and/or subnational assessment of the impacts of interventions on food security is crucial to inform subsequent designs and food security policy.

Ghana is a West African country with 10 administrative regions.