Dr. Justice A. Tambo

Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Environmental and climate change
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
Research topic
Economic evaluation of climate risks and identification of bottom-up innovations in Africa
Research projects

WASCAL - West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use www.wascal.org


PARI - Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation www.research4agrinnovation.org

Working groups

WASCAL Core Research Program WP 5.2.

Tutorship of doctoral candidates

David Boansi

Yvette-Marie Ntrakwah


PhD Agricultural Economics, University of Bonn;


MSc Agricultural Development, University of Copenhagen;


BSc Agricultural Economics, University of Ghana


Tambo, J.A. and T. Wünscher. 2017. Building farmers' capacity for innovation generation: Insights from rural Ghana. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 01/2017: DOI:10.1017/S1742170516000521. Further Information
Tambo, J.A. and Wünscher, T. 2017. Enhancing resilience to climate shocks through farmer innovation: evidence from northern Ghana. Regional Environmental Change, 02/2017: DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1113-9. Further Information


Tambo J.A.. 2016. Adaptation and resilience to climate change and variability in north-east Ghana. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 17: 85-94. Further Information
Tambo, J.A and Wünscher, T. 2016. Beyond adoption: welfare effects of farmer innovation behaviour in Ghana. ZEF Discussion Paper No. 216, Center for Development Research, Bonn. Further Information
Wünscher, T. and Tambo, J.A.. 2016. Identification and Acceleration of Farmer Innovativeness in Upper East Ghana. In: von Braun, J. and Gatzweiler, F. (eds.): Technological and Institutional Innovations for Marginalized Smallholders in Agricultural Development. Springer. 163-180 . (Open Acess) Further Information


Tambo, J. 2015. Farmer Innovation in Rural Ghana: Determinants, Impacts and Identification. Doctoral thesis at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn. Download [PDF | 90.50KB]
Tambo, J.A. and Wünscher, T. 2015. Identification and prioritization of farmers' innovations in northern Ghana. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 06 (30): 537-549. Further Information


Tambo, J.A. 2013. Maize innovation for climate change adaptation: Evidence from rural Nigeria. In: Mutanga, S.S., N. Pophiwa and T. Simelane (eds.): Africa in a Changing Global Environment. Perspectives of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in Africa. Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa. 49-67. Further Information
Tambo, J.A. and T. Abdoulaye. 2013. Smallholder farmers’ perceptions of and adaptations to climate change in the Nigerian savanna. Regional Environmental Change, 13 (2): 375-388. Further Information


Tambo, J.A. and T. Abdoulaye. 2012. Climate change and agricultural technology adoption: the case of drought tolerant maize in rural Nigeria. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change , 17 (3): 277-292. Further Information

Justice A. Tambo

Senior Researcher

jatambo(at)uni-bonn.de / tambojustice(at)yahoo.com