Action - Assistance to Ghanaian Food-Insecure Households in Northern Ghana - Food distribution/supplementation - HIV cases|Infants and young children|Lactating women (LW)|Pregnant women (PW)

Programme: Assistance to Ghanaian Food-Insecure Households in Northern Ghana

Programme description

The project supports the Government of Ghana in its efforts to improve the protection of vulnerable populations in northern Ghana from the devastating impacts of floods and droughts, and also to ensure that the immediate food needs of the most severely food-insecure households are met. The project aims to improve agriculture, water and land resources; create strategic reserves to protect the nutritional status of at-risk groups (including children under five, pregnant and lactating women and people living with HIV/AIDS); and support the rehabilitation and recovery of agricultural livelihoods. This project contributes to alleviating chronic food security amongst vulnerable groups, targeting and assisting poverty reduction in the most susceptible areas of northern Ghana.

Programme type



CA$ 20,000,000



Start date:


End date:

The 3 Northern regions (Upper East, Upper West, Northern region)
Target group: 
HIV cases
Infants and young children
Lactating women (LW)
Pregnant women (PW)
Implementation details : 

Results as of May 2012 include: the World Food Program (WFP) has distributed food to 327,982 beneficiaries out of the 423,250 planned. In particular, the targets for supplementary feeding of malnourished children under five and pregnant and lactating women are close to being achieved, and will likely be exceeded by the end of the project. The project has already exceeded the targets for the number of beneficiaries on its components Food for Assets (FFA) and Food for Training (FFT), and has reforested some 7,357 ha of land and rehabilitated 250 dams/dugouts.

Target population size : 
Coverage level (%): 
327,982 beneficiaries (for distributed food);
Outcome indicator(s): 

It is anticipated that all expected outcomes of increasing equitable access to food aid and prevention of malnutrition, particularly among children under five, pregnant and lactating women, including refugees; as well as to improving food consumption over the assistance period for targeted households, and people living with HIV/AIDS and their families; and increasing the targeted communities equitable access to livelihood assets, including assets for environmental conservation will be achieved.

Outcome reported by social determinants: 
Vulnerable groups

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