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Determinants of choice of indigenous climate related strategies by smallholder farmers in northern Ghana

This study assesses the determinants of choice of indigenous climate related strategies by smallholder farmers in northern Ghana. The study uses primary data obtained through community focus group discussions and household surveys, and subjected to the Multinomial Logit regression model. The report seeks to fill an identified knowledge gap on this issue whilst contributing knowledge to the general adaptation literature. The empirical results reveal that presence of a market, informal credit from friends and relatives, location of farmer, farmer-to-farmer extension, noticing of a decrease in rainfall and noticing an increase in temperature influence the choice of indigenous climate related strategies. The report concludes that there is a need to improve smallholder farmers’ access to market, agricultural extension services and their awareness of changes in rainfall and temperature.