The 2004 United Nations Hunger Task Force (UNHTF) report states that hunger can be halved only if there is sufficient political will. Concerning GSFP and SIGN, this is the case in both Ghana and the Netherlands. There is a great degree of political support for GSFP. Both the immediate ex president of Ghana John Agyekum Kufuour and current Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende have openly expressed their support for the programme. Balkenende did so at the General Assembly of the United Nations, Kufuour via the Ghanaian media and during the General Assembly of the African Union.
In September 2005 the Ghanaian and Dutch governments agreed that they would jointly finance the purchase of locally produced ingredients. In June 2007, the Dutch Ambassador in Ghana, Mrs Lidi Remmelzwaal, underlined this arrangement by signing a contract with the Ministries of Finance and LGRDE to pay for 50% of the locally produced food commodities up to a maximum of € 40 million for the years 2007-2010.