Philip Aniah

Philip Aniah
University for Development Studies · Department of Sustainable Development Studies

BA MPhil PhD (Development Studies)
Teaching and Research

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Introduction
Landscape change, ecosystem services, Sustainable livelihoods, Adaptation Mixed methods-Qualitative, Quantitative and Geo-spatial
Additional affiliations
August 2017 - July 2021
University of Ghana
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
August 2017 - September 2021
University of Ghana
Field of study
  • Development Studies

Publications

Publications (12)
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The prevalence of widespread problems of insect pests and diseases has resulted in high demand for pesticides application in vegetables farming in Ghana. Studies on pesticides use in Ghana have primarily focused on pesticide toxicity, health risk, pesticides residues and contamination level, with limited attention to smallholder farmers’ actual pes...
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Climate variability and ecological changes have consequently altered life and natural livelihood-sustaining systems leading to socio-cultural, economic and environmental challenges and vulnerabilities. The risk factors are very high and the impacts will raise the developmental impediments of safeguarding livelihood security and poverty eradication...
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This study examined the determinants of adaptive capacity of smallholder rural households to climate change in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region of Ghana. It employed a mixed method approach involving questionnaire survey of 150 households randomly selected from two communities within the district, focus group discussions and key informan...
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The eminent crisis threatening biological and resource diversity is a global adversity. Global resource diversities are constantly disappearing and deteriorating at quite an alarming proportion, provoking renewed thinking regarding the effectiveness of existing environmental management approaches and practices. For the past four decades, several ep...
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Smallholder households obtain livelihoods through the rural labour market, self-employment in rural non-farm economy, migration and rain-fed agriculture. Agriculture is the major source of rural livelihoods and employs more than 60% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Climate change presents severe threats and erodes essential livelihood...
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Sacred natural sites are recognized as one of the most important forms of culture-based conservation strategies for the protection of biodiversity and key ecosystems, especially in rural communities throughout the world. In communities where sacred sites exist, a system of religious beliefs and sociocultural practices are often used to manage and s...
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Ghanaians have been using indigenous medicine since time immemorial where 80% have reported its utilization. It is claimed to be easily accessible, affordable, available and acceptable; but the contributions of indigenous heal care providers have not been documented. Most of the studies conducted so far are focused on perceptions of people on tradi...
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ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT The shea tree is an indigenous and exclusive asset in West and Central Africa and particularly abundant in the Northern Savannah areas of Ghana where shea butter constitutes a key source of income for local women. The objectives of this research were to describe the capacity level of women as traditional shea butter processors...
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ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Agriculture is one of the sectors most vulnerable to climate variability impact. The impact is very severe in Africa, where agriculture is predominantly for the daily subsistence, and where adaptive capacity is low. This study considers the Upper East Region of Ghana-Bongo district, as a case study and examines the climatic im...
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Natural resource management issues in developing countries are increasingly mimicking western theories and the contribution of indigenous cultures and institutions are often overlooked. This research examines the role traditional belief systems and indigenous knowledge and practices have played in the management and conservation of natural environm...
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Ghanaians have been using indigenous medicine since time immemorial where 80% have reported its utilization. It is claimed to be easily accessible, affordable, available and acceptable; but the contributions of indigenous heal care providers have not been documented. Most of the studies conducted so far are focused on perceptions of people on tradi...
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The study was carried out in the Upper East Region of Ghana, Bongo District, to assess the driving causes and effects soil erosion in the District and the Region at large. While soil erosion is widely recognized as reducing environmental resource capacity to provide for the populations, few studies have explicitly measured its effects on the rural...

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