'West African Agriculture and Climate Change' was presented which is a collaboration between IFPRI, CCAFS, and the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD).
- 'West African Agriculture and Climate Change' uses sophisticated modelling and available data to develop future scenarios exploring the range of climate change consequences for agriculture, food security, and resource management and offers recommendations to national governments and regional agencies.
- It offers, for the first time, 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.
- "This book is greatly needed in the West Africa region. It fills a major gap in the availability of up-to-date scientific information on the vulnerability of the agriculture sector to climate change in countries and in the region," said Robert Zougmoré (see video at the bottom), regional programme leader, West Africa, CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). "This monograph will help regional and national decision makers and other stakeholders make better-informed decisions."
Launch of the book "West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis" at the WAAPP regional workshop on climate change and improvment of forms of agriculture taking into account climate considerations.
Robert Zougmoré, who is the West Africa Regional Program Leader for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), discusses the climate-related challenges farmers in West Africa face, and how forecasts and other types of information can improve decision making.