Compilation of Three Climate Change Research Reports: Ghana, Kenya, and Burkina Faso
This technical report is an aggregate of three small grants reports that cover: smallholder farmers and the related adaptation to climate variability and household security in Ghana; the application of indigenous traditional knowledge to improve adaptive capacity related to flooding and infrastructure in Kenya; and local experiences and perceptions of drought-related climate change impacts in Burkina Faso. The three reports described include 1) Climate Change and Agricultural Adaptation Measures in The Transition Zone Of Mid-Ghana, 2) Household and Community Experiences And Perceptions on Climate Change Impacts Due To Floods, And Expectations on Policy in Bunyala Sub-Country, Western Kenya, and 3) Household and Community Experiences and Perceptions on Climate Change Impacts Due To Droughts in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso, respectively.
The Ghana report identifies appropriate technological options to improve the adaptation practices that smallholder crop producers use in the “breadbasket” region of Ghana in response to rainfall variability.
The Kenya report assesses how flooding impacts men, women and children, and the capacity of existing institutional structures to address risks to climate-related floods. The goal of the study is for the findings to contribute to strengthening Kenyan disaster risk management policy and planning.
The Burkina Faso report identifies key practices used by smallholder farmers in response to the impact of recurrent droughts, as well as the factors that determine their adaptive choices. The target study populations were smallholder farmers and pastoralist communities.