USAID survey shows deep decreases in Ghana's poverty, hunger levels

Survey shows reduced poverty and hunger in Ghana
Survey shows reduced poverty and hunger in Ghana

A 2015 population survey from the U.S. Agency for International Development found that poverty, undernutrition and hunger in northern Ghana have been significantly reduced since 2012.

The survey's results were based off of data from the 2012 survey and shows that the poverty levels in northern Ghana have been reduced by 18 percent. Additionally, there has been a decrease of almost 20 percent for households suffering from moderate to severe hunger, with a decrease of 23 percent in children who have been stunted due to undernutrition.

The results are from the Feed the Future Initiative in Ghana, which is operated by the U.S. government. Through this program, the United States works with Ghana to increase the agricultural prospects, harvests and earnings of farmers, in addition to bettering the nutrition, research and development in the northern regions.

Although the results are encouraging, there are still imbalances in male- and- female-headed homes in urban and rural areas as well as in the wealth of the households.

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