Gyasi, Edwin A.

Strategies for Building Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Table of contents

Part I. Formulation of ‘Ghana Model’

1. Toward Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa: Evidence from Northern Ghana
Osamu Saito, Yaw Agyeman Boafo, Godfred Seidu Jasaw

2. The Ghana Model for Resilience Enhancement in Semiarid Ghana: Conceptualization and Social Implementation
Osamu Saito, Yaw Agyeman Boafo, Godfred Seidu Jasaw, Effah Kwabena Antwi, Shoyama Kikuko, Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic, Richard Wilfred Nartey Yeboah, Francis Obeng, Edwin A. Gyasi, Kazuhiko Takeuchi

Part II. Case Studies on Climate and Ecosystem Change Impacts on Agriculture and Livelihood

3. Response of Maize to Different Nitrogen Application Rates and Tillage Practices Under Two Slope Positions in the Face of Current Climate Variability in the Sudan Savanna of West Africa
Isaac Danso, Thomas Gaiser, Heidi Webber, Jesse Naab, Frank Ewert

4. Impact of Floods on Farmers’ Livelihoods in the Semi-arid Zone of Benin
Alice Bonou, Tobias Wünscher, Anselme Adéniyi Adégbidi, Adama Diaw

5. Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change on the Livelihood and Adaptation Strategies of Smallholder Farmers in the Upper White Volta Basin of Ghana
Joseph Amikuzuno

6. Evaluating the Effect of Irrigation on Paddy Rice Yield by Applying the AquaCrop Model in Northern Ghana
Shaibu Abdul-Ganiyu, Nicholas Kyei-Baffour, Wilson Agyei Agyare, Wilson Dogbe

7. Farmers’ Livelihoods and Welfare in the Wa West District, Upper West Region of Ghana
Samuel A. Donkoh, Isaac Gershon Kodwo Ansah, William Adzawla, Bismark Amfo

Part III. Case Studies on Ecosystem, Bio-production and Socio-ecological Production Landscapes

8. Diversity and Dispersion Patterns of Tree Species Within Household Farmlands and Open Parklands in the Talensi Area of Northern Ghana
Francis Azumah Chimsah, Joseph Saa Dittoh, Israel Kwame Dzomeku

9. Assessing Land and Ecosystem Management at the Local Level in the Savannah Ecological Zone and the Implications for Sustainability
Effah Kwabena Antwi, Ruby Mensah, Emmanuel Morgan Attua, Gerald Yiran, John Boakye-Danquah, Richmond Ametepe, Dina Adjei Boadi

10. Non-timber Forest Products, Climate Change Resilience, and Poverty Alleviation in Northern Ghana
Yakubu Balma Issaka

11. Material Flow Analysis of Shea Butter Production Systems: Implications for Sustainability in Semi-arid Ghana
Godfred Seidu Jasaw, Osamu Saito, Kazuhiko Takeuchi

Part IV. Case Studies on Climate Change Adaptation and Coping Strategies

12. Strategies of Farmers in the Bawku West District of Ghana to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Variability on Farming
Apuswin Mercy Abarike, Richard Wilfred Nartey Yeboah, Israel Kwame Dzomeku

13. Green Farming Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: A Comparison of Conventional Practices and Vetiver Technology
Effiom Essien Oku

14. Exploring the Role of Trust in Risk Communication Among Climate-Induced Vulnerable Rural Communities in Wa West District, Ghana
Subhajyoti Samaddar, Muneta Yokomatsu, Frederick Dayour, Martin Oteng-Ababio, Togbiga Dzivenu, Hirohiko Ishikawa

15. Examining Farm Management Practices and Implications for Food Crop Production in Semi-arid Ghana
Effah Kwabena Antwi, John Boakye-Danquah, Kwabena Awere Gyekye, Alex Owusu Barimah, Isaac Botchwey, Richmond Ametepe

16. Adaptation to Climate Change: Lessons from Farmer Responses to Environmental Changes in Ghana
Edwin A. Gyasi, Kwabena Gyekye Awere

17. The State of Disaster Risk Reduction Mainstreaming in Pre-tertiary Education in Ghana: An Exploratory Study
Priscilla Toloo Apronti, John Boakye-Danquah, Effah Kwabena Antwi

Part V. Synthesis

18. Internationalization and Localization of the Ghana Model: Lessons Learned, Opportunities for Upscaling, and Future Directions
Osamu Saito, Yaw Agyeman Boafo, Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic, Richard Wilfred Nartey Yeboah, Adelina Mensah, Chris Gordon, Kazuhiko Takeuchi

Keywords: Environment, Environmental Management, Agriculture, Climate Change/Climate Change Impacts, Sustainable Development, Climate Change

Publication year
Science for Sustainable Societies
Page amount
11 pages
Natural Sciences
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