Thesis Topic: CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR IMPROVED RURAL LIVELIHOODS: INDIGENOUS AND STAKEHOLDER STRATEGIES IN THE COCOA REGIONS OF GHANA
In Ghana, cocoa producers are one of the most hit by the changing trends in climatic conditions The impacts of climate change is adding an additional pressure on rural areas, endangering their operational systems and the well-being of their populations, rendering them even more vulnerable (Travis & Sumner, 2010). Managing natural resources and ecosystems in the face of uncertain climate requires new approaches to policymaking with regards to pricing, storage, and production (Travis & Sumner, 2010).
This research, therefore, seeks to assess climate and resource adaptation strategies by indigenous as well as local and international stakeholder institutions on livelihoods in cocoa-growing areas of Ghana. Appropriate indigenous knowledge and strategies for climate adaptation highlighted. Commonalities between indigenous and institutional knowledge and strategies identified for policymaking.