Climate Change and Sub-Saharan Africa: The Vulnerability and Adaptation of Food Supply Chain Actors

John K. M. Kuwornu (Ed.)

by Abdulrazak Karriem , Sampson Osei , Yaw Bonsu Osei-Asare , Suhiyini Issah Alhassan , Suiven John Paul Tume (Green Care Association, Cameroon), Mbu Dora Nyuykighan , Moye Eric Kongnso (University of Dschang, Cameroon), Bankui Andrew Dzeaye , Mairong Frederick Nsaikii , Njodzeka Gilbert Njodzeka (Green Care Association, Cameroon), Ali Essossinam , John K. M. Kuwornu (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand), Avishek Datta , Armah Ralph Nii Armah , Ramatu M. Al-Hassan , Mustapha Abubakar Sadiq , Mohammed Tiyumtaba Shaibu , Franklin Kodzo Avornyo , Elaine Tweneboah Lawson , Adelina Mensah , Christopher Gordon , Joseph Amikuzuno , Damba, T. Osman , Derick T. Adu

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The adverse effects of climate change and climate variability have become some of the biggest environmental and socio-economic challenges for society, and for food supply chain actors, in particular. Serving as a serious inhibitor to the attainment of food security, climate change poses a fundamental threat to the availability, accessibility, stability and utilization of nutritious food and quality drinking water. The threat of this global phenomenon is not only apparent from the difficulties faced by all food supply chain actors, but is also felt acutely by households dependent on semi-subsistence agriculture. As evidenced by numerous studies conducted by the academic community, governmental and non-governmental organisations, climate change and climate variability will have disastrous effects on entire food supply chains across the world.

This edited volume looks to address: How vulnerable are food supply chain actors to climate change and climatic variability? What adaptation strategies are they adopting? How is the resilience of food supply chains being supported? Are they being financed and/or supported by international organizations to cope with climate change? And what governmental support are they receiving to help cope with climate change?

This book is an essential resource for students, lecturers, researchers, agribusinesses, marketing firms, agricultural institutions, climate change adaptation institutions, policymakers and many others with an interest in agricultural development and the global food industry.











CHAPTER 1 The Policy environment of climate change adaptation
Derick T. Adu and John K.M. Kuwornu

CHAPTER 2 Assessing the vulnerability of smallholder women rice farmers to climate variability in the Northern Region of Ghana: The livelihood vulnerability index approach
Suhiyini Issah Alhassan, Yaw Bonsu Osei-Asare, John K.M. Kuwornu

CHAPTER 3 Food crop vulnerability to climate variability and change at the household level in Bui Division, Northwest Cameroon
Suiven John Paul Tume, Mbu Dora Nyuykighan, Moye Eric Kongnso, Bankui Andrew Dzeaye, Mairong Frederick Nsaikii, Njodzeka Gilbert Njodzeka

CHAPTER 4 Perceptions of climate change, traditional beliefs and determinants of farm households’ adaptation decisions in Northern Togo
Ali Essossinam

CHAPTER 5 Social capital and climate change adaptation among smallholder farmers in the Central Region of Ghana
Sampson Osei and Abdulrazak Karriem

CHAPTER 6 What factors influence farmers’ vulnerability to climate change and variability? Empirical evidence from smallholder women rice farmers in the Northern Region of Ghana
Suhiyini Issah Alhassan, Yaw Bonsu Osei-Asare, John K.M. Kuwornu

CHAPTER 7 Impacts of participation in climate change projects on Ghanaian maize farmers’ yields, income and resilience to climate shocks
Armah Ralph Nii Armah, Ramatu M. Al-Hassan, John K. M. Kuwornu

CHAPTER 8 Vulnerability of smallholder maize farming households to climate variability in the Eastern Region of Ghana
Mustapha Abubakar Sadiq, Ramatu M. Al-Hassan, John K. M. Kuwornu

CHAPTER 9 A multinomial logit analysis of farmers’ adoption of climate variability adaptation strategies: The case of smallholder women rice farmers in the Northern Region of Ghana
Suhiyini Issah Alhassan, John K.M. Kuwornu, Yaw Bonsu Osei-Asare

CHAPTER 10 Perceptions and determinants of the adoption of indigenous strategies for adaptation to climate change: Evidence from smallholder livestock farmers in North-West Ghana
Mohammed Tiyumtaba Shaibu, Suhiyini Issah Alhassan, Franklin Kodzo Avornyo, Elaine Tweneboah Lawson, Adelina Mensah, Christopher Gordon

CHAPTER 11 Gender-based climate change impacts and adaptation strategies among smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana – What lessons for nationally appropriate mitigation actions exist?
Joseph Amikuzuno, John K. M. Kuwornu, Damba, T. Osman

CHAPTER 12 Smallholder maize farmers’ constraints to climate change adaptation strategies in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana
Derick T. Adu, John K. M. Kuwornu, Avishek Datta

CHAPTER 13 General discussion on the vulnerability and adaptation of food supply chain actors to climate change
John K. M. Kuwornu and Derick T. Adu

CHAPTER 14 Conclusions and recommendations
John K. M. Kuwornu


John K. M. Kuwornu holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Marketing from Wageningen University, Netherlands. He is currently an Associate Professor of Agribusiness Management Field of Study at the School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. His areas of teaching and research include: Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Marketing and Trade, Agricultural Development, Agricultural Policy, Marketing Channels, Consumer Behaviour, Supply Chain Management, Commodity Futures Markets, Econometrics, Quantitative Methods, Climate Change, Food Security, Agrobiodiversity and Stock Markets.

Climate Change, Sub-Saharan Africa, Vulnerability, Adaptation, Food Supply Chains, Governments

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Book Title
Climate Change and Sub-Saharan Africa: The Vulnerability and Adaptation of Food Supply Chain Actors
Number of pages
Physical size
42 B&W
Publication date
May 2019