Climate Change Adaptation in Northern Ghana Enhanced (CHANGE)
The CHANGE project was a two-year project implemented by RAINS in partnership with Canada Feed The Children (CFTC) and Farm Radio to simulate smallholder farmers to embrace innovative adoptive measures against climate change to ensure food security and nutrition.
To achieve this result and poverty reduction, the project supported farmers to better adapt to climate variability, weather extremes, and changing agricultural condition by giving farmers access to up-to-date weather forecasts and climate-smart agricultural practices and technologies. This allowed them to make better decisions on the use of new technologies, field preparation and land management.
Over the two-year span, the project reached out to 310 women and 140 men smallholder farmers in five communities in Savelugu Municipal and Nanton District.
As a result of the intervention, beneficiary communities (Kpachelo, Tindang, Langa, Yilikpani and Zoosali) experience an uninterrupted agricultural production bolstering the food security preparedness of households.
The project succeeded in strengthening the resilience of communities in the Savelugu Municipal and Nanton District Assembly through the capacities building of Community-Based Extension Agents who have contributed and continued to support communities to achieve food security.
Through this intervention, communities are well positioned towards achieving global goal 1, 2, 3, 8, 13 and 15 by ensuring the smallholders practice sustainable agriculture while improving their food and nutrition needs and expanding their livelihood.
Canada Feed The Children (CFTC)
Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA)
Municipal/ District Assemblies
Community Based Farmer groups
Community Radio Stations