Early Warning System - Ghana

Categories: Crop Monitoring

Dependence on rain-fed agriculture by smallholder farmers impacts food security in Ghana. Coupled with declining soil fertility, climate variability, extreme climatic and man-made events, such as soil degradation and floods results in low crop yield and food insecurity. The lack of information and tools for monitoring crop conditions is a major challenge for food security assessment. The development of data and information service as key component of an early warning system for sustainable agriculture is envisaged.

The User Story

"This mapping and monitoring service is a useful advocacy tool for engaging our stakeholders and decision makers at district and national levels for interventions designed to mitigate climate change and for behaviour changes."– Daryl Bosu, Deputy National Director, A Rocha Ghana.

Let us name the story as ‘enhance the knowledge about the territory for a better informed management.

Relevant AfriCultuReS Products:

AfriCRS-S1-P02 - Seasonal Climate Forecast and Early Warnings

AfriCRS-S1-P03 - Decadal Climate Change Predictions

AfriCRS-S2-P02 - Crop Condition Monitoring

AfriCRS-S2-P02 - Crop Condition Monitoring (Dashboard)

AfriCRS-S2-P06 - Crop Early Warning

AfriCRS-S3-P01 - Seasonal Drought Forecast

AfriCRS-S3-P02 - Drought Monitoring and Early Warning

AfriCRS-S4-P01 - Land Use & Land Use Change Monitoring

AfriCRS-S4-P03 - Disasters Mapping and Monitoring (Floods)

AfriCRS-S6-P01 - Water Bodies Mapping

AfriCRS-S6-P03 - Soil Moisture Monitoring

AfriCRS-S7-P01 - Weather Forecast

AfriCRS-S7-P02 - Weather Extremes Early Warning

AfriCRS-S2-P01 - Crop Type Mapping