This research aims to understand the implications of food beliefs for food security amidst climate change impacts in dryland communities of Northern Ghana. Food beliefs refer to individual and societal concepts about food preferences. The study seeks to employ participatory learning and action to investigate how people’s local food beliefs and cultural norms change or how the navigate their livelihoods to maintain their food beliefs to ensure food security in a changing climate.
An expected outcome is to inform agricultural and food policy and decision makers in the Northern Savanna agroecological zone to incorporate local food beliefs into food security programmes and interventions. Another expected outcome is to facilitate engage community members to identify challenges and opportunities associated with the local food belief systems and to encourage attitudinal and behavioural changes to consider the impacts of climate change on community food security.
|Lead||D. Yaw Atiglo|
|Co-I Mentors||Prof Samuel N. A. Codjoe
Prof Laurie Lewis
|Co-I Investigator||Dr Mawuli Dzodzomenyo|
|BRECcIA GH ECRs:||Moses Asamoah
Getrude Owusu Domfeh
|Stakeholder Partners||Rahina Alare