West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis

Reports
Sectors:
Agriculture, Climate Change, Food Security, Nutrition
Organization:
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Author:
Edited by Jalloh, A., Nelson, G., Thomas, T., et al.
Region:
Africa
Resource Publication Date:
March, 2013
Content Format:
Text

This book represents the first of a three-part series about climate change and food security threats in Africa. This first book focuses on West Africa, which includes the following 11 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. The book performs an in-depth analysis of how climate change will threaten food security in the region, and more importantly, how increased efforts will need to be made in order to guarantee sustainable food security for all of its people. The book includes scenario maps, models, figures, and detailed analysis, to present plausible future scenarios that combine economic and biophysical characteristics to explore the possible consequences for agriculture, food security, and resources management to 2050. They also offer recommendations to national governments and regional economic agencies already dealing with the vulnerabilities of climate change and deviations in environment.

Access the book from the IFPRI website.