Lawrence Guodaar

Lawrence Guodaar

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

I am an agricultural and environmental geographer with a profound interest in climate-agriculture-food relationships. My research areas include Climate Change Risks, Adaptation, Agricultural systems, Agroecology and Food Security. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D in Geography, Environment and Population in The University of Adelaide, Australia, researching on how agricultural systems in Indigenous farming communities are adapting to climate change to promote food security in northern Ghana.

Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Food Security in Northern Ghana

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Asante, F., Guodaar, L., & Arimiyaw, S. (2021). Climate change and variability awareness and livelihood adaptive strategies among smallholder farmers in semi-arid northern Ghana. Environmental Development, 100629.
    2021 Guodaar, L., Bardsley, D. K., & Suh, J. (2021). Integrating local perceptions with scientific evidence to understand climate change variability in northern Ghana: A mixed-methods approach. Applied Geography, 130, 12 pages.
    2021 Guodaar, L., Bardsley, D. K., & Suh, J. (2021). Indigenous adaptation to climate change risks in northern Ghana. Climatic Change, 166(1-2).
    2020 Guodaar, L., Asante, F., Eshun, G., Abass, K., Afriyie, K., Appiah, D. O., . . . Kpenekuu, F. (2020). How do climate change adaptation strategies result in unintended maladaptive outcomes? Perspectives of tomato farmers. International Journal of Vegetable Science, 26(1), 15-31.
    DOI Scopus5
    2020 Abass, K., Gyasi, R. M., & Guodaar, L. (2020). ‘New Wine in Old Wine Skin’: Public Perceptions of NHIS Per-Capita Payment System and Implications for Health-Seeking Behavior in Ghana. Journal of Social Service Research, 46(3), 170-186.
    2020 Abass, K., Buor, D., Afriyie, K., Dumedah, G., Segbefi, A. Y., Guodaar, L., . . . Gyasi, R. M. (2020). Urban sprawl and green space depletion: Implications for flood incidence in Kumasi, Ghana. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 51, 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2018 Guodaar, L., & Asante, F. (2018). Using a factor analysis to understand climate adaptation barriers impeding smallholder tomato farmers in the Offinso North District, Ghana. Cogent Food & Agriculture, 4(1), 1504507-1-1504507-16.
    2017 Guodaar, L., Beni, A., & Benebere, P. (2017). Using a mixed-method approach to explore the spatiality of adaptation practices of tomato farmers to climate variability in the Offinso North District, Ghana. Cogent Social Sciences, 3(1), 1273747.
    DOI Scopus4

Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI)

Charles and Frank Fenner Postgraduate Research Grant


  • GEOG 7001: Research Design and Methods

  • GEOG 7015: Introduction to Urbanization

  • GEOG 7016: Engaging Communities: Techniques and Analysis

  • GEOG 7003: Environmental Impact Assessment

  • GEOG 3021: Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment

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