Climate Change Resilience For Farmers At Lake Bosumtwe

Location: Lake Bosumtwi Landscape
Leader: Prosper Antwi-Bosiako

Overall Objective

The main objective of the project is to support farmers in the Lake Bosumtwe Landscape to become self-reliant in securing Climate Change resilience and mitigation.

 

Project Summary

The project titled “Securing Climate Change Resilience and Mitigation by building Self-reliant Smallholder Farmers within the Lake Bosumtwe Landscape” is a 20-month project being implemented in eight communities (Adwafo, Abaase, Detieso, Esaase, Duase, Amakom, Adjaman and Atafram) from two District Assemblies (Bosomtwe and Bosome Freho) of Ashanti Region, Ghana.
The project will develop and pilot a resilience framework for local action planning capacities and methodologies to increase climate change resilience through joint learning, planning and testing by stakeholders in demonstration sites in the Lake Bosomtwe catchment.
It is expected that at the end of the project 10,000 trees would have been planted.

 

Project Launch

The project which was officially launched on April 29, 2021 at Kuntanase in the Bosumtwe district of the Ashanti Region in Ghana, brought together all stakeholders to discuss project activities with expected deliverables, and to collaboratively agree a way forward towards successful project delivery.

Project Launch

Professor Marian Quain, Deputy Director of Crop Research at CSIR delivering her speech

Project Launch

Dr.Seth Appiah-Kubi, National Director, A Rocha Ghana addressing participants

Specific Objectives

  • To support farmers to overcome their Climate Change adaptation challenges by strengthening their decision making and resilience building skills and improving their access to climate information
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of Climate Change adaptation and mitigation practices and identify drivers and obstacles to adoption
  • To identify and support strategies for disseminating effective Climate Change adaptation and mitigation practices across Ghana and beyond
See details of the Project Launch

Project Beneficiaries

Smallholder farmers, especially women, from eight communities around the Lake Bosumtwe are expected to benefit from new capacities for self-reliant farm decision making using locally specific information, and new skills in sustainable farming techniques.
A total of 80 Smallholder farmers (10 from each community) were recruited from the eight communities (Adwafo, Abaase, Detieso, Esaase, Duase, Amakom, Adjaman and Atafram).
Their capacities are being built in the Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) and other Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation technologies (CCAM).
Participants will acquire the requisite knowledge in the first five elements of the PICSA tool.

Project Activities

Agroforestry interventions

A total of 5200 indigenous fruit and tree species have been supplied to farmers and subsequently planted as an agroforestry intervention under the project.

Farmer equipment supply 

Knapsack for (Bio-pesticide formulation and application), Farmers Wellington boots, Cutlasses, Measuring tapes, Planting lines and  Watering Cans supplied to farmers

Plantain production training for improved livelihood

Farmers at various stages of the project receive training  on plantain production including types of plantains, morphology, plant architecture, growth parameters, phenology, post-harvest, pests, and diseases, and their control.

Maize Crop Production training

Farmers in the Bosomtwe and Bosomtwe Freho District of the Ashanti Region receive training on farm management and agronomic practices for sustainable maize production.

PICSA tool deployment

Farmers capacity built on Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA)  tool deployment—an approach that seeks to build resilience at the farm level by supporting decision-making through the integration of information on location-specific climate, crops, livestock, and livelihoods.

 

Photos from various activities

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