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West African agriculture and climate change: a comprehensive analysis

This book examines the food security threats facing 11 west African countries — Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo — and explores how climate change will increase the efforts needed to achieve sustainable food security throughout the region. Through the use of hundreds of scenario maps, models, figures and detailed analysis, the publication presents plausible future scenarios that combine economic and biophysical characteristics to explore the possible consequences for agriculture, food security and resources management to 2050. It also offers recommendations to national governments and regional economic agencies already dealing with the vulnerabilities of climate change and deviations in environment. The book is aimed as a tool for decision-makers and researchers to aid the shaping policy and study of the various and likely consequences of climate change.