Gauging the evidence of indigenous perceptions and strategies to climate change with introduced national agricultural programmes in

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David Anambam
John Bokaligidi Lambon


Globally, Climate change has been recognised as a threat to agricultural production and productivity. This paper examines indigenous perceptions and adaptation strategies to climate change and National Introduced Strategies in the Bolgatanga district of the UER of Ghana. Key informant interviews, focus group discussions were held, survey questionnaires were randomly administered to 100 households in Yorogo and Gowrie in the district from September to October, 2014. Local adaptation practices due to perceived climate change were use of improved varieties (100%), land management and irrigation farming (98%), and livelihood diversification (98%). Results also showed that food security, income growth, sustainable land management, science and technology programmes were the only four of the six national introduced adaptation programmes in the agricultural sector implemented from 2009-2013 in the region. To enhance farmers’ adaptation of national programmes, it is recommended that, the Ministry of Agriculture intensify more farmer education to compliment local practices.
Key words: Adaptation strategies, agriculture productivityclimate change impacts, national adaptation programmes, northern Ghana

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