UNICEF Ghana last year revealed that 1out of every 4 child in most regions of Ghana goes to bed hungry.
The UN SDG’s Goal 2 and 12 adopted in 2015 affords us the opportunity to partner and work together in addressing the inefficiencies within our food supply chain, network and work towards creating sustainable means of nutrition for all.
Government ministries, top level officials, farmers, supermarkets, hospitality companies and stakeholders within Ghana’s food supply system and international industry leaders will come together in Accra, Ghana for the 1st Food for All Ghana conference themed: “SDG 2&12 Focus on creating sustainable means of nutrition within our food supply chain”
Food Wastage occurs across all segments of the food supply chain and is often the result of the complex interactions within the supply chain. Action to mitigate the amount of food wasted in one segments likely impacts the chain downstream and upstream – it is therefore critical to foster partnerships and collaborative action throughout the food supply chain.
Food for All Ghana program is a non-profit start-up launched in June, 2015 to create sustainable means of nutrition through food banking, farming and forum to address issues of food wastage, hunger and inefficiencies within the supply chain.
The conference will include a High Level session between stakeholder’s and government delegation on 12th May, followed by a media launch of #myright2food campaign, a year long fund raising program to create sustainable means of nutrition for the vulnerable in society and an awards ceremony to honour individuals and corporate bodies supporting food banking and the implementation of the UN sustainable Goals 2&12 in Ghana.
The conference will also address the topical issues of food availability, losses, wastage,accessibility, stability and utilization. Ghana is entering an unprecedented period of economic growth underpinned by a burgeoning population development and execution of a core food security strategy is essential to providing a sustainable growth platform.