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Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research 

Vol. 3(7), pp. 178-183. July, 2015.

ISSN: 2360-7874 

 DOI: 10.14662/ARJASR2015.015

 

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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: fariyaabubakari@yahoo.com

 

Accepted 7 April 2015

Abstract

 

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.

Keywords: Food security; household; determinants.

 

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. 

 

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