June 24, 2011

ADAPTS: Adaptive Water Management at a Local Scale Ghana case study

The Dayi River Basin in southeastern Ghana is surrounded by hills and mountains. The area covers 2050 km2 and has a population of approximately 100.000 people. Some 60% of the population depend on rain-fed farming for their livelihood. 

The tropical climate has a distinct dry season. A large part of the climate has a distinct dry season. A large part of the original savannah and mountains forests have been degraded due to human activities. In recent decades, rainy seasons have become shorter and more irregular. Cultivation of cocoa and the production of other crops has declined and forced people to revert to less yielding farming practices (for example cassava) or migrate.

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