Academic Research Journal of
Agricultural Science and Research
Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research
Vol. 3(7), pp. 178-183. July, 2015.
Full Length Research
Determinants of Household Food Security and Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture in Ghana
*Fariya Abubakari and Farida Abubakari
Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
*Corresponding author email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 7 April 2015
A highly variability and
unpredictable climate has always being experienced in the Upper East
Region of Ghana where the is occurrence of droughts and floods which
often occur in the same area within months and poses a threat to food
productivity where production is mainly rain fed and decreased yield due
to loss of lands and creates uncertainty about what and when to plant,
people at risk from hunger, decreased fish stock due to increasing
temperatures and fall of net revenues from crops. This study was carried
out to examine the determinants of household food security and climate
change impact on agriculture in the Talensi Nabdam District of Upper
East Region of Ghana. Data was collected from sample households by
administering questionnaire. Random sampling was used in selecting seven
communities in Talensi Nabdam District in Upper East Region of Ghana.
They communities include; Belungu, Kongo, Damolgo, Zalerigu, Dagliga,
Nangodi, and Damolgo. About 88% of the respondence was male and 12%
represented females. Majority of the respondence about 46% falls within
age range of 31-40. From the study, about 43% of the household were food
secured and 57% of the household were food insecure. Farmer based
organization, household size; extension contact and labor with the
exception of credit, married, age and male had significant impact on
household food security in the study area.
How to cite this article: Fariya A, Farida A (2015). Determinants of Household Food Security and Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture in Ghana. Acad. Res. J. Agri. Sci. Res. 3(7):178-183.