Modelling the impact of climate change on agriculture in West Africa

MacCarthy, D S and Akponikpe, P B I and Akinseye, F M and Ly, M and Timpong-Jones, E C and Hathie, I and Adiku, S G K (2023) Modelling the impact of climate change on agriculture in West Africa. In: Modelling climate change impacts on agricultural systems. BURLEIGH DODDS SERIES IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE . Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 01-46. ISBN 978 1 80146 174 0

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The overall objective of this chapter is to highlight the manner in which climate change continues to be a major challenge to agricultural development and productivity in West Africa. In particular, the current state of knowledge and understanding of the West African climate, and the changes in patterns and trends that have occurred over the years, is discussed. The chapter also presents the tools (especially models) that are available as well as those still required to assess the impact of climate change on agriculture in the region. This chapter begins with an overview of West Africa as a region, followed by an overview of West African climatic conditions. The chapter then provides a meta-analysis of studies investigating the effects of climate change on the productivity of cereals and legumes in West Africa. It also highlights challenges in modelling the varied and distinctive characteristics of West African farming systems as well as potential adaptation options. The next section reviews the impact of climate change on livestock production, followed by a brief section on integrated climate change impact assessment. The chapter ends with future developments and links to further reading.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change, agriculture, West Africa
Subjects: Others > Agriculture
Others > Climate Change
Others > West Africa
Depositing User: Mr Nagaraju T
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2023 03:52
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2023 03:52
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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