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IFPRI Analyzes Climate Change Impacts on West African Agriculture

IFPRI LogoMay 2013: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released the first in a series of three books on climate change in Africa. Titled 'West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis,' the book explores how climate change will impact efforts to address food security in 11 countries throughout the region.

It describes the climate and non-climate stressors influencing economic growth in the agriculture sector, particularly considering expected population and income growth. The analyses developed in the book consider a variety of future climate and economic growth scenarios to 2050. The country-based chapters provide recommendations to governments and organizations on climate change adaptation.

The book features chapters on: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. It complements recent fact sheets produced for each country. [Publication: West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis]