An Assessment of Farmers Perception and Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in Beposo, Ghana
Published: 02 November 2011 by MDPI AG in The 1st World Sustainability Forum session Environmental Sustainability
Abstract: This study analyses farmer\'s perception on climate change, their adaptation strategies in response to climate change and barriers to the adaptation process. A survey of 100 randomly sampled farmers was conducted using a standard questionnaire. An interview schedule was the main tool of data collection while descriptive statistics were the main analytical technique. Majority of the farmers studied perceived increase in temperature and a decrease in rainfall. In adapting to climate change, 91% of the farmers change planting dates, 86% use different crop varieties and 72 % implemented soil conservation measures as the major choice of adaptation techniques to climate change. Major barriers to climate adaptation are insufficient access to inputs and lack of credit.
Keywords: Adaptation, Barriers, Climate Change, Farmers, Perception, Descriptive Statistics