Gender dimensions of climate change adaptation practices: the experiences of smallholder crop farmers in the transition zone of Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Wrigley-Asante, C.
dc.contributor.author Owusu, K.
dc.contributor.author Egyir, I.S.
dc.contributor.author Owiyo, M.T.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-22T10:55:25Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-22T10:55:25Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Charlotte Wrigley-Asante, Kwadwo Owusu, Irene S. Egyir & Tom Mboya Owiyo (2017): Gender dimensions of climate change adaptation practices: the experiences of smallholder crop farmers in the transition zone of Ghana, African Geographical Review, DOI: 10.1080/19376812.2017.1340168 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2163-2642
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.1080/19376812.2017.1340168
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/26974
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the gender dimensions of climate change adaptation strategies among small holder crop farmers in the transition zone of Ghana. A total of 612 farmers (328 females and 284 males) were interviewed using purposive sampling technique. Our results indicate that adaptation strategies are gendered with men mostly resorting to on-farm agronomic practices such as the use of artificial fertilizers and also moving into new cash crops. Female farmers also use similar on-farm agronomic practices particularly artificial fertilizers to boost crop production but most importantly resorted to petty trading in agricultural and consumable goods, an offfarm strategy. This shows women’s resilience which has also subsequently improved their decision-making role at the household level, which is an indicator of empowerment. We recommend that institutions that support climate change adaptation initiatives at the local level must take gender differences into consideration and support particularly women to strengthen their resilience and consolidate their empowerment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject adaptation en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject men en_US
dc.title Gender dimensions of climate change adaptation practices: the experiences of smallholder crop farmers in the transition zone of Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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