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Access and Utilisation of Climate Change Information by Small-holder Farmers in Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo Districts, Ghana
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The study sought to assess access and utilization of climate change information by small-holder farmers in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo Districts of the North-East Region of Ghana. Since the study involved a large farmer population in the area, the survey research design was employed to collect data from 387 household-headed farmers. Generally, farmers in the district had accessed to climate change information via TV, radio and mobile phone. Specifically, farmers received information mainly on temperature, rainfall, windstorm and thunderstorm. However, less than half (49%) of farmers in the study area were able to receive the climate change of information, and the information was not regularly received through the Meteorological Services Department. The study found that farmers in the study area utilized climate information received which aided farmers to prepare their farm lands, plant, harvest, and processed their harvested crops. In contrast, utilization of climate change information was low among farmers. Therefore, access and utilization of climate change information is low farmers in the area; hence the need to be improved.