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Natural disasters, economic crisis, human-induced disasters and scarcity of resources are realities that people face on a daily basis. It is under these circumstances that the term resilience becomes important, especially, in areas where food insecurity and poverty prevail such as northern Ghana. The present study uses FAO’s Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) model to measure the Resilience Level of northern Ghana and determine the main factors contributing to that level. Results show that the latent variable, Resilience, is representative of the five pillars used to denote resilience. Basic Services, Adaptive Capacity, and Income and Food Access indicators are pillars associated with improved resilience in northern Ghana. Assets, and Social Safety Nets are pillars negatively associated with the latent resilience level.

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