Portia Adade Williams
Research Topic: Assessing the impact of climate change on agricultural production: the case of pineapple production in Ghana.
Fellowship Category: Post-Masters
Home Institution: Science and Technology Policy Research Institute of the CSIR (STEPRI-CSIR), Ghana
Mentor at Home Institution: Dr George Owusu Essegbey
Host Institution: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa
Supervisor at Host Institution: Dr Olivier Crespo
CVF Williams’ area of research is Agricultural productivity, Innovation, Climate Impacts and Policy. She is researching into ‘Climate Variability Impact on Food Production in Ghana: The case of Pineapple’. The research focuses on assessing the effect of climate variability on pineapple production and coping strategies employed by pineapple farmers in Ghana. The study would provide a holistic study on pineapple production which will play a critical role in assisting pineapple farmers adapt to climate variability and cope with short term impacts.