My research explores climate change risks, food systems, and food security in the northern part of Ghana. The research draws on livelihood theories, climate justice framework, and food system analysis with a focus on small-holder farmers.
I am working with smallholder farmers and opinion leaders, both men and women, across 12 communities in the Kassena Nankana Municipality in the Upper East region of Ghana. These communities are Doba Gingabnia, Doba Gayingo, Gware, Akumbisi, Biu, Kologo, Chaaba, Naaga, Bonia, and Korania.
Fieldwork for my exciting research project is a collaborative effort with diverse academic departments and development agencies working on agriculture and food security in the research communities. Most notably, the Department of Geography and Rural Development at KNUST, Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana (YHFG), Kassena Nankana Municipal Department of Agriculture and the Planning Unit, Farmer Radio International, Doba Youth Association, and TradeAid Integrated. Through these partnerships, the research benefitted the support of diverse expertise and personnel who helped carried out successfully community entries, survey, and focus group discussions in the research communities.
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