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Smallholder adaptation to climate change: dynamics and limits in Northern Ghana
Climate change and land degradation result in decreasing yields and crop failures in Northern Ghana and have caused further impoverishment of Ghana’s poorest region. Farmers have diversified theirExpand
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Time matters: shifting seasonal migration in Northern Ghana in response to rainfall variability and food insecurity
This article examines the interrelationships between rainfall variability, livelihood/food security and migration in rural Savannah communities in Northern Ghana. It addresses the question of howExpand
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Human Migration in the Era of Climate Change
Migration is one response to climatic stress and shocks. In this article we review the recent literature across various disciplines on the effects of climate change on migration. We explore keyExpand
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Human mobility in response to rainfall variability: opportunities for migration as a successful adaptation strategy in eight case studies
This article analyses the dynamics between rainfall variability, food insecurity and human mobility in eight case studies, namely Ghana, Tanzania, Guatemala, Peru, Bangladesh, India, Thailand andExpand
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Erratic rains and erratic markets: Environmental change, economic globalisation and the expansion of shallow groundwater irrigation in West Africa
Climate change and land degradation have considerably altered the conditions for rain-fed agriculture in Northern Ghana. Furthermore, population pressure has led to continuous farming of availableExpand
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Youths between urbanisation and poverty: livelihood opportunities and challenges of informal apprenticeships in Ghana
This paper summarises the results of a study by the German Development Institute's Postgraduate Training Program, which focuses on youths' challenges and opportunities in the informal apprenticeshipExpand
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Beyond Adaptation? The Changing Nature of Seasonal Migration in Northern Ghana in the Context of Climate Change, Agricultural Decline and Food Insecurity
In the debate on the relationship between human migration and environmental degradation and climate change, migration is more and more understood as an adaptation strategy. Moreover, when migrationExpand
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Constructing Epistemic Landscapes: Methods of GIS-Based Mapping
The construction of knowledge maps, demonstrated in this paper, is designed to show the epistemic landscape of cities, countries or regions. Knowledge assets, knowledge producing and disseminatingExpand
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Migration due to the tsunami in Sri Lanka - Analyzing vulnerability and migration at the household level
To achieve a better understanding of the diverse vulnerabilities of different social groups affected by the tsunami in December 2004 in Sri Lanka, a survey of 500 households in the Sri Lankan urbanExpand
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Migration, Risk Management and Climate Change: Evidence and Policy Responses
This edited volume explores the circumstances under which vulnerable communities can better adapt to climate and environmental change, and focuses in particular on the centrality of migration as aExpand
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