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The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014, Potts, Jason, and Lynch Matthew , 06/2014, p.135-155, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Evaluation of river sand as a medium for raising cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) seedlings, Konlan, Sampson, and Opoku-Agyeman Michael Obour , American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Online, p.120, (2014) , (Academic Publication)

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TitleWest African Agriculture and Climate Change
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJalloh, ANALYSISAbdulai, Nelson Gerald C., Thomas Timothy S., Zougmoré Robert, and Roy-Macauley Harold
InstitutionInternational Food Policy Research Institute
Keywordsclimate change, food security, future cooca farming, West-Africa

In a joint effort, International Food Policy and Research Institute (IFPRI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), have developed the West African Agriculture and Climate Change monographs. It is the first of three monographs on climate change and agriculture, featuring West, Central, and Eastern Africa. The monographs result from a research project headed by IFPRI Senior Researcher Gerald Nelson.This project offers country-by-country climate data and analysis for 11 of the countries that make up West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leon, and Togo.

The purpose of this monograph is to help policymakers and researchers better understand and anticipate the likely impacts of climate change on agriculture and on vulnerable households. This is done by reviewing current data on agriculture and economic development, modeling plausible changes in climate between now and 2050, using crop models to assess the impact of climate changes on agricultural production, and globally modeling supply and demand for food in order to assess plausible food price trends.


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