Adapt’Action: Adaptation to Climate Change

Opportunity Assessment and Feasibility Study of Rainwater Harvesting for Agriculture in the Kwahu Afram Plain CARES is currently involved in a project in Ghana with Suez Consulting, funded by the Adapt ‘Action Facility of Agence Française de Développement (AFD). The main objective of the assignment is to ensure continuous access to water for agriculture in […]

PROJECT SUMMARY
Project start: Feb 2021
Project completion: Oct 2021
Sectors: Water Resources
Project location: Ghana

Opportunity Assessment and Feasibility Study of Rainwater Harvesting for Agriculture in the Kwahu Afram Plain

CARES is currently involved in a project in Ghana with Suez Consulting, funded by the Adapt ‘Action Facility of Agence Française de Développement (AFD). The main objective of the assignment is to ensure continuous access to water for agriculture in an environment impacted by climate change, through the sustainable use of rainwater harvesting technologies. We recently facilitated a stakeholder workshop in Accra at which we presented the findings of our assessment of the climate and changing availability of water resources in the area and the socio-economic vulnerabilities of agriculture and livestock production to the impacts of climate change. The attendees at the workshop represented ministries and irrigation development authorities, beneficiaries, farmers, planners, and other stakeholders from the north and south districts, and they participated in a multi-Criteria Analysis to prioritize Adaptation Options that will be taken forward for further study to produce a bankable project proposal for financing. The outcomes from the work will be used to prepare national guidelines for the assessment and development of similar projects across the country.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
The specific objectives of the consultancy are to assess the vulnerabilities to climate change and identify options for the adaptation of rainwater harvesting for agriculture. CARES are providing the Team Leader and expertise in Civil, Irrigation and Hydraulic Engineering, Land and Soils Surveying and Site Investigations, Environment and Communications to conduct the feasibility studies on the water harvesting potential and options for adaptation for agriculture in the project area.

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