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Antwi-Boasiako, Gabriel, 2012. How to live and cope with climate change : coping strategies of small-scale farmers in Upper East Region, Ghana. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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Abstract

In Ghana, the Upper East Region (UER) is considered as one of the poorest regions of the country. It consists of a poor subsistence agricultural region, where the population suffers from low levels of education and poor development of infrastructure and other forms of state investments.

The threat of climate change, such as enhanced average temperatures and weather variability risk making the people more vulnerable than before, especially, the small-scale farmers, whose livelihoods are directly dependent on the climate conditions.

This research study explores how climate change affects livelihoods, with extensive discussions on the social situation of rural small-scale farmers, including gender relations, and tried to demonstrate how they have coped with some of these challenges. The role the state (Ghana) is specifically emphasized.

Main title:How to live and cope with climate change
Subtitle:coping strategies of small-scale farmers in Upper East Region, Ghana
Authors:Antwi-Boasiako, Gabriel
Supervisor:Bartholdson, Örjan
Examiner:Hansen, Kjell
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2012
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM009 Rural Development and Natural Resource Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:Climate Change, Ghana, Upper East Region, Small-Scale Farmers
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-1883
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-1883
Subjects:Rural sociology and social security
Language:English
Deposited On:27 Nov 2012 10:50
Metadata Last Modified:27 Nov 2012 10:50

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