Climate information use implications for climate risk mitigation in West Africa

Partey, S T and Zougmore, R B and Ouedraogo, M (2017) Climate information use implications for climate risk mitigation in West Africa. Agriculture for Development, 30. pp. 16-17. ISSN 1759-0604

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With projections of a 70 percent increase in demand for staple cereals by 2050 in order to feed the growing human population (FAO, 2010), combined with the current declining per capita food production and a dwindling natural resource base, ‘feeding West Africa’ and increasing the resilience of livelihood systems may be well beyond reach. This has been attributed to multiple factors such as land tenure challenges, declining soil fertility, poor markets, climate hazards and variability, inadequate funding and poor infrastructural development (Ouedraogo et al, 2016; Partey et al, 2016). The current state of food insecurity and poor rural livelihoods are expected to be further exacerbated by climate change and variability which has emerged as one of the major threats to development in West Africa (Zougmoré et al, 2016)...

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate information, climate risk mitigation, West Africa, ICT, climate information services
Subjects: Others > Climate Risk
Others > Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)
Others > Climate Change
Others > African Agriculture
Others > Information and Communications Technology
Others > West Africa
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 03:40
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 03:40
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Acknowledgement: This article is part of the Special Issue on Climate-Smart Agriculture published by Tropical Agriculture Association (TTA), No.30, Spring 2017
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