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This study reports on projected temperature increases and their likely implication on smallholder farming systems across the northern regions of Ghana.
We analyze data of 27 global climate models from the sixth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6), and examine projected changes in temperature and precipitation over the African continent during the twenty-frst century. The temperature and precipitation changes are computed for two future time slices, 2030–2059 (near term) and 2070–2099 (long term), relative to the present climate (1981–2010), for the entire African continent and its eight subregions. The CMIP6 multi-model ensemble projected a continuous and signifcant increase in the mean annual temperature over all of Africa and its eight subregions during the twenty-frst century.
Land access and ownership constitute a topical problem because of various factors including rapid population growth, global economic dynamics due to land rush and commercialization by large-scale actors for businesses (Ansoms & Hilholst 2014), and political conflicts resulting in land competition by political elites (Claessens et al. 2014).