Climate change/variability and food systems: evidence from the Afram Plains, Ghana

Results of this study suggest that food security in this region—where droughts and floods are expected to become more severe due to climate change—could be enhanced by increasing farm-based storage facilities; improving the transportation system, especially feeder roads that link food production areas and major markets; providing farmers with early warning systems; extending credit to farmers; and the use of supplementary irrigation

Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe; George Owusu

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • While there are many studies of the impacts of climate change and variability on food production, few studies are devoted to a comprehensive assessment of impacts on food systems
  • As of 2000, the Akan represents the largest ethnic group with about 49% of the total population; Mole-Dagbani; Ewe; Ga-Dangme and Others
  • We are grateful to the United Nations Institute for Training and Research for providing funds for the Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Afram Plains Project
  • We want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the anonymous reviewers, Dr Virginia Burkett of the United States Geological Survey, and the Editor-in-Chief for their useful and constructive suggestions, which has greatly enhanced the quality of this paper

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