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West African Agriculture and Climate Change

The first of three books in IFPRI’s climate change in Africa series, West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing 11 of the countries that make up West Africa — 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.

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Vital Climate Graphics Africa

The latest report (Third Assessment Report) of the UNEP/WMO Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) notes a warming of approximately 0.7°C over most of the African continent during the 20th century based on historical records. While the exact nature of the changes in temperature or precipitation, and extreme events are not known, there is general agreement that extreme events will get worse, and trends in most variables will change in response to warming.

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Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF)—a Challenge for Developing Countries

The Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF) sector is important for climate change mitigation as it has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sequester carbon. Land use and forestry are intricately linked to how and where people live and sustain themselves, and LULUCF measures can provide global environmental benefits while addressing community benefits.

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