FROM THE FIELD: Adapting to survive and thrive in Ghana
In the West African country of Ghana, many people from farming backgrounds are forced to find new ways to survive, as droughts, floods and erratic weather patterns upend age-old agricultural practices.
Programmes supported by the UN are helping, especially, women to acquire new skills, and adapt to an increasingly uncertain world.
They’ve been learning how to process soy beans, shea and rice, turning them into more profitable products, such as soy milk, soy flour, and shea butter.
Selling these processed goods at the local market, can help them to live through lean times, for example when drought and other climate change-related events hit.
Read more here about how across northern Ghana, thousands of women are benefiting from similar projects, financed by The Adaptation Fund, which was set up to support programmes in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to climate change.