The government of the United States of America (USA) has voted $2.5 million in funding to support farmers in Ghana to increase food production and mitigate food insecurity.

US to support Ghana with a grant to help solve food security

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The support, which would be made available through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will be directed into developing and marketing inorganic and organic fertilizers, and support fertilizer importers and blenders, manufacturers, including private sector partners, to bring more fertilizer into the country for particularly the most vulnerable farmers.

Additionally, it is to assist vulnerable households and individuals to protect their health and economic livelihoods and strengthen food systems to mitigate the risks of food insecurity.

The US Representative to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who disclosed this last Saturday during a courtesy call on the Northern Regional Minister, Shaani Alhassan Shaibu, in Tamale, said the confluence of crises, especially the outbreak of COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war, had pushed many African countries into hunger, while others were suffering severe food shortages and hikes in prices.

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