Determinants of Choice of Indigenous Climate Related Strategies by Smallholder Farmers in Northern Ghana

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Ramatu M. Al-Hassan
John K. M. Kuwornu
Prince M. Etwire
Yaw Osei-Owusu

Abstract

This study assessed the determinants of Choice of Indigenous Climate Related Strategies by Smallholder Farmers in Northern Ghana using primary data obtained through community focus group discussions and household survey, and subjected to the Multinomial Logit regression model. The empirical results reveal that presence of a market, informal credit from friends and relatives, location of farmer, farmer-to-farmer extension, noticing of a decrease in rainfall and noticing an increase in temperature influence the choice of indigenous climate related strategies. There is therefore the need to improve smallholder farmers’ access to market, agricultural extension services and their awareness of changes in rainfall and temperature.

Keywords:
Climate change, indigenous strategies, multinomial logit regression model, Northern Ghana.

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Al-Hassan, R. M., Kuwornu, J. K. M., Etwire, P. M., & Osei-Owusu, Y. (2013). Determinants of Choice of Indigenous Climate Related Strategies by Smallholder Farmers in Northern Ghana. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 3(2), 172-187. https://doi.org/10.9734/BJECC/2013/2495
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Original Research Article - Special Issue