ADAPTATION FUND FISH FARMING

The AFP is designed to support the implementation of Ghana’s National Climate Change Policy (NCCP). The NCCP provides strategic direction and coordinates issues of climate change in Ghana. Is also meant to address the risk associated with climate change by strengthening the adaptation capacity of Ghana’s most vulnerable regions. To address the Climate Change adaptation issues in Ghana, natural resources management, agriculture and food security, and disaster preparedness and response have been identified as part of the broad thematic areas of the NCCP. 

 

Programme Objective

The main objective of the programme is to enhance the resilience and adaptive capacity of rural livelihoods to climate impacts and risks on water resources in the three (3) Northern Regions (Northern, Upper East and Upper West) of Ghana. The objective will be achieved through key results centered on the improvement of water access and also increase institutional capacity and coordination for integrated water management to support other uses of water resources especially for the diversification of livelihoods by rural communities.

 

Main Components

There are three components, each with the following outcomes that will be delivered by the programme:

  • COMPONENT 1: WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE Outcome 1: Improved basin level management and planning of water resources taking into account climate change impacts on surface and groundwater sources

  • COMPONENT 2: COMMUNITY LEVEL IMPLEMENTATION OF CLIMATE RESILIENT WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES Outcome 2: Climate resilient management of water resources by at least 30 communities in Northern Ghana

  • COMPONENT 3: DIVERSIFICATION OF LIVELIHOODS OF RURAL COMMUNITIES UNDER CLIMATE CHANA. Outcome 3: Enhanced diversification of livelihoods of 50 communities in northern Ghana

 

In contributing to the overall objective of the AFP, CLIP through the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation with funds from the UNDP Adaptation Fund Programme (AFP) promoted the implementation of climate change adaptation actions in eight communities in the Savelugu/Nanton Municipal namely; Kukobila, Tamaligu, Sugtampia, Dinga, Libga, Zaazi, Nyoglo and Bihinaayili. The organization further promoted  food and livelihood security which are essential for poverty reduction and climate resilient sustainable development. The intervention employs a  gender responsive approach which is crucial to strengthening technical capacities of farmers especially women farmers in the communities. The project is on fish farming and dubbed, Cage Fishing in Dams and Water Conservation - an Alternative Livelihood to Mitigate Climate Change Impacts in the Savelugu-Nanton Municipal. It is earmark to benefit 315 people directly, thus 135 women, 90 men and 90 youth, and indirect beneficiary of about 225 household (2115 people - women, children and men).

Results

  1. Increased capacity of 20 farmer groups on the establishment, operations and management of cage fish farming. 2. Increased household income levels of beneficiary farmers most especially women.

  2. Improved household dietary intake and protein supplement. 

  3. Reduced land degradation and siltation of water bodies in the target areas.

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