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dc.description.abstractClimate change is acknowledged to be among the most serious threats to the capacity of food supply systems to meet growing food needs. Indeed, it is predicted that agriculture in the countries of the Economic Community of West African States will be seriously affected by climate change and the magnitude, and impact of that change will vary based on location. Agricultural crops in those countries are irrigated primarily by rain and are thus heavily dependent on climatic conditions. The use of technology and improved seed varieties is not widespread in the ECOWAS region, and the production of paddy rice, maize, sorghum, millet, oil seeds, cocoa, coffee and sesame is likely to decline in scenarios of both moderate and harsh climate change. The adoption of high-yield crop varieties is therefore necessary in all ECOWAS countries in order to offset the impact of climate change. This policy brief is aimed at recommending policies that will help to offset the negative effects of climate change on crop production in ECOWAS countries on the basis of an in-depth investigation of the impact of climate change on agricultural production in ECOWAS countries across agro-climatic zones.en
dc.titleOffsetting the negative impact of climate change on agriculture in the Economic Community of West African Statesen
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes bibliographical reference.en
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababaen
ags.publisherNameUN. ECAen
ags.citationTitlePolicy briefen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-01T11:39:12Z
dc.date.available2017-11-01T11:39:12Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.format.extent6 p.
dc.languageen_US
dc.typePolicy paper
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::METEOROLOGIE::CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::METEOROLOGIA::CAMBIO CLIMATICO
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::METEOROLOGIE::RECHAUFFEMENT DE LA PLANETE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::METEOROLOGIA::RECALENTAMIENTO MUNDIAL
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::RESSOURCES NATURELLES ET ENVIRONNEMENT::ENVIRONNEMENT::DEGRADATION DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::RECURSOS NATURALES Y MEDIO AMBIENTE::MEDIO AMBIENTE::DETERIORO AMBIENTAL
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::RESSOURCES NATURELLES ET ENVIRONNEMENT::ENVIRONNEMENT::ASPECTS ECOLOGIQUES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::RECURSOS NATURALES Y MEDIO AMBIENTE::MEDIO AMBIENTE::ASPECTOS AMBIENTALES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESCRIPTEURS GEOGRAPHIQUES::AFRIQUE::AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESCRIPTORES GEOGRAFICOS::AFRICA::AFRICA OCCIDENTAL
uneca.classification.fulltaxonomySubject Categories::RESSOURCES NATURELLES ET ENVIRONNEMENT::03.03.00 ENVIRONNEMENT
uneca.classification.fulltaxonomySubject Categories::RECURSOS NATURALES Y MEDIO AMBIENTE::03.03.00 MEDIO AMBIENTE
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ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.subjectThesaurusCLIMATE CHANGE
ags.subjectThesaurusGLOBAL WARMING
ags.subjectThesaurusENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
ags.subjectThesaurusENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS
ags.subjectThesaurusWEST AFRICA
ags.subjectThesaurusCHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES
ags.subjectThesaurusCAMBIO CLIMATICO
ags.subjectThesaurusRECHAUFFEMENT DE LA PLANETE
ags.subjectThesaurusRECALENTAMIENTO MUNDIAL
ags.subjectThesaurusDEGRADATION DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT
ags.subjectThesaurusDETERIORO AMBIENTAL
ags.subjectThesaurusASPECTS ECOLOGIQUES
ags.subjectThesaurusASPECTOS AMBIENTALES
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRIQUE DE L'OUEST
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICA OCCIDENTAL
ags.subjectClassification03.03.00 ENVIRONMENT
ags.subjectClassification03.03.00 ENVIRONNEMENT
ags.subjectClassification03.03.00 MEDIO AMBIENTE
ags.availabilityNumberb11868922
ags.availabilityNumber2017
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.JNb11868922
uneca.language.supporteden


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