Climate Risk Analysis for Identifying and Weighing Adaptation Strategies in Ghana’s Agricultural Sector


General Information:

Author: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Year of publication: 2019

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Report

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Scientists/researchers

Institutional scale of use: National

Assesment to be used by which target audience: State level decision makers

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Africa

Potential geographic coverage: Ghana, could be adapted to other contexts

Sectors covered: Agriculture

Method used: Other (see details)

Description of methodology: Modelling of impact chains, cost-benefit analysis of adaptation strategies considering the potential for risk reduction

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Risk components incorporated: Risk

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Changing precipitation patterns, Changing temperature patterns, Loss of biodiversity, Extreme temperatures, Extreme rainfall, Drought, Flood, Wildfire, Water scarcity

Source of required data: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: Observed daily data

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: Partly

Details: Input to study design by local actors and interviews incorporated. Final validation workshop with local stakeholders

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Yes

Adressing uncertainty: Yes

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts, identification of adaptation options

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Economic

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): No


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Applied by whom: PIK, GIZ

Open access: Yes