Climate change has real and everyday consequences for small-scale farmers in Africa. Unpredictable changes in rainfall patterns can lead to floods and droughts, which threaten crops and incomes. Farmers are trying to adapt — but need the tools and information to do so.
Our climate change work in Ghana continues with this radio campaign funded by GIZ, which shares tips and tricks with farmers to adapt their current farming practices to better handle variable weather. A climate adaptation program is being developed at four radio stations in the Brong-Ahafo and Northern regions of Ghana, with broadcasters being trained to create an engaging program that addresses issues of concern to farmers.
“[I] am more aware about the changes in our climate and it has helped me to improve my farming practices,” said Namang Suapaak, a female farmer in Nanik, Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District, about the radio program. “The weather and climate information given by Lom FM has been very helpful.”