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The Hunger Project Ghana engages the community in food security

By Yussif Ibrahim, GNA

Kurofa (Ash), May 30, GNA – The Hunger Project Ghana (T-HPG), a non-governmental organization that empowers community partners to end their own hunger and poverty, has emphasized the need for deliberate efforts to achieve food security as the world marks World Hunger Day.

The Organization spent the day in Kurofa, a farming community in the southern municipality of Asante-Akim, engaging locals on basic ways to overcome hunger through food production and preservation.

Specialists from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and the Municipal Health Directorate were present to train people on the best way to produce and consume healthy food to support their families.

To maximize the production of banana, one of the staple foods of the area, some Ministry of Foreign Affairs staff gave a practical demonstration on how to care for banana saplings in multiples for planting. The rally, according to MoFA representatives, was important because most farmers struggled to get suitable saplings for large-scale banana cultivation and urged farmers to adopt such simple methods to increase their income.
Beyond producing the crop, the Directorate of Women and Agricultural Development of the Ministry of Agriculture also helped them add value and preserve the produce when it is in season to ensure food security throughout the year.
They were taught how to process bananas to obtain flour, chips and other products so that they would not be wasted due to lack of market and their perishable nature, a transfer of knowledge that was applauded by the people.

World Hunger Day is celebrated annually on May 28 to raise awareness about the persistent problems of hunger and malnutrition around the world and aims, among others, to highlight the devastating impact of hunger on individuals, communities and communities. societies.

“Thriving Mothers, Prosperous World” is the global theme of the 2024 celebration, emphasizing the important role mothers play in ensuring food security for their families and communities.

According to The Hunger Project, it is estimated that around 3.1 billion people, representing 42 percent of the world’s population, face hunger problems, including malnutrition.

Madam Consolata Soyiri Dassah, Program Director of T-HPG, said the role of women in feeding households cannot be overemphasized and highlighted the need to economically empower women for the world to prosper.

She said it is important for women to have knowledge about nutrition, what they grow and to be practically involved in food production in order to contribute substantially to reducing hunger.

“It is not just about filling the belly with any type of food, but women must know how to include nutritious foods in home meals using locally produced foods,” he noted.

He urged people to embrace everything they had been taught, not only to improve their performance, but also to contribute to global efforts to combat hunger.

GNA

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