Adapting to climate change in Northern Ghana

Adapting to climate change in Northern Ghana
Adapting to climate change in Northern Ghana

Climate change is an immediate and unprecedented threat to the food security of hundreds of millions of people who depend on small‐scale agriculture for their livelihoods. It is contributing to changing and erratic rainfall patterns, flooding, drought, extreme weather events, deforestation, and desertification. Farmers must learn about and be supported in adopting new practices that help mitigate the impact of climate change – practices that conserve water, protect soil, produce crops in drier conditions, and quickly adapt to rapidly changing and quite unpredictable weather patterns.

In partnership with GIZ, Farm Radio International is working with a radio station in Northern Ghana to produce participatory radio programming on climate change adaptation in two local languages.  New ICTs such as SMS and interactive voice response are also being used to compliment the impact of the radio broadcasts.

We would like to thank the German government for the support in implementing this project.