Integrating food and feed crops to improve livelihoods and resilience to climate change

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2015•01•01
    Expected end date:
    2017•12•31
    Institute:
    UNU-INRA
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Effiom Oku

    The negative impacts of climate change are being felt hard in Northern Ghana. Smallholder farmers in the region are experiencing reduced crop yields and limited availability of animal feed due to a lack of rainfall and decreasing soil quality.

    This project evaluates promising integrated systems that could increase and sustain food and feed crop production, improve climate resilience, and boost water- and nutrient-use efficiency. Using five villages in northeastern Ghana as test sites, the project works with cassava, cereal, and legume farmers to integrate feed crops into their traditional farming systems. The new practice is expected to improve food and feed production for both humans and domestic animals, boost livelihoods, and improve the rural economy.

    • Effiom Oku
      Project Manager
    • Benjamin TURKSON