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USAID urges Ghana to use ICTs to mitigate climate change in coastal aereas

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Ms Tajchman-Trofim, the Agriculture Development Officer, Office of Economic Growth, USAID Ghana, said the Agency was using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the Coastal Hazards and Climate Adaptation in Sustainable Fisheries Management Project in 77 communities, in the Western Region.

She said fisherfolks engaged in fish processing needed access to the storefront to conduct their livelihoods, hence the need to preserve Ghana’s coastal lines. “Moderate Sea level rise, salt water intrusion, effects on fisheries, changes in coastal region crops, and multiple impacts of coastal erosion and flooding are major threats to life and property in coastal areas,” she stated.

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