The effects of 2015 El Nino on smallholder maize production in the transitional ecological zone of Ghana

Kwadwo Owusu, Ayisi Kofi Emmanuel, Issah Justice Musah-Surugu, Paul William Kojo Yankson
2019 International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management  
Purpose -This paper aims to provide empirical evidence on the El Nino and its effects on maize production in three municipalities: Ejura, Techiman and Wenchi in the transitional zone of Ghana. Using a mixed approach, the study details the effects of the El Nino on rainy season characteristics, particularly, rainfall amounts and distribution, onset and cessation of rains, duration of the rainy season and total seasonal rainfall and how it impacted smallholder maize production.
doi:10.1108/ijccsm-02-2018-0014 fatcat:6bqntnhyczc7fgaw6r3nvs5bsi