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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Guest speaker tells students about research on agriculture and NGOs in northern Ghana



Rachael Taylor, a post-graduate research student at the University of Sussex, gave a guest lecture to Geography students on  her research in northern Ghana. Rachael is examining ideas associated with what is known as 'adaptive capacity' - how subsistence families adapt to change.
The lecture covered a range of topics (source: Rachael Taylor)
She provided examples of NGO action and showed how this can vary from highly successful and sustainable, to poor and unsustainable.
Learning about diverse agricultural livelihoods (source: Rachael Taylor)
There were opportunities for the class to ask questions about her research and to learn more about the work of NGOs.