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dc.description.abstractClimate change is acknowledged to be among the most serious threats to food supply systems and their capacity to meet the growing food needs of populations. Indeed, it is predicted that agriculture in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries will be seriously affected by climate change, but the magnitude and impact of that change will vary across landscapes. The present working paper looks at various agro-climatic zones (ACZs) and investigates the potential impact of climate change on land allocation and crop production in the ECOWAS region. The findings suggest that crop acreage and production will decrease, increase or remain constant according to the type of crops cultivated and future climate and socioeconomic scenarios. The production of paddy rice, maize, sorghum, millet, oil seeds, cocoa, coffee and sesame is likely to fall in most areas as a result of both moderate and severe climate change. The magnitude and the direction of the change are expected to vary across different geographical areas. This paper, moreover, underscores the need for international action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ensure that populations in developing counties enjoy a higher quality of life in the years ahead, as well as the need for effective adaptation strategies to mitigate the negative effects of climate change.en
dc.titleSpatial implications of climate change on land allocation and agricultural production in the Economic Community of West African States: working paperen
ags.descriptionNotesUnited Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa.en
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes bibliographical reference.en
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababaen
ags.publisherNameUN. ECAen
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-05T07:54:33Z
dc.date.available2018-04-05T07:54:33Z
dc.date.issued2018-02
dc.format.extentviii, 54 p.
dc.languageeng
dc.typeWorking paper
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::METEOROLOGIE::CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::METEOROLOGIA::CAMBIO CLIMATICO
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::RESSOURCES NATURELLES ET ENVIRONNEMENT::POLLUTION::GAZ A EFFET DE SERRE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::RECURSOS NATURALES Y MEDIO AMBIENTE::CONTAMINACION::GAS DE EFECTO INVERNADERO
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ETABLISSEMENTS HUMAINS::PLANIFICATION DES ETABLISSEMENTS HUMAINS::UTILISATION DU SOL
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ASENTAMIENTOS HUMANOS::PLANIFICACION DE LOS ASENTAMIENTOS HUMANOS::USO DE LA TIERRA
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::AGRICULTURE, FORESTERIE ET PECHE::AGROECONOMIE ET POLITIQUE AGRICOLE; SOCIOLOGIE RURALE::PRODUCTION AGRICOLE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::AGRICULTURA, CIENCIAS FORESTALES Y PESCA::ECONOMIA Y POLITICA AGRARIAS; SOCIOLOGIA RURAL::PRODUCCION AGRICOLA
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
uneca.classification.fulltaxonomySubject Categories::AGRICULTURE, FORESTERIE ET PECHE::04.01.01 AGROECONOMIE ET POLITIQUE AGRICOLE; SOCIOLOGIE RURALE
uneca.classification.fulltaxonomySubject Categories::AGRICULTURA, CIENCIAS FORESTALES Y PESCA::04.01.01 ECONOMIA Y POLITICA AGRARIAS; SOCIOLOGIA RURAL
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ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Special Initiatives Division. African Climate Policy Center
ags.subjectThesaurusCLIMATE CHANGE
ags.subjectThesaurusGREENHOUSE GASES
ags.subjectThesaurusLAND USE
ags.subjectThesaurusAGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
ags.subjectThesaurusWEST AFRICA
ags.subjectThesaurusCHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES
ags.subjectThesaurusCAMBIO CLIMATICO
ags.subjectThesaurusGAZ A EFFET DE SERRE
ags.subjectThesaurusGAS DE EFECTO INVERNADERO
ags.subjectThesaurusUTILISATION DU SOL
ags.subjectThesaurusUSO DE LA TIERRA
ags.subjectThesaurusPRODUCTION AGRICOLE
ags.subjectThesaurusPRODUCCION AGRICOLA
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRIQUE DE L'OUEST
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICA OCCIDENTAL
ags.subjectClassification03.03.00 ENVIRONMENT
ags.subjectClassification04.01.01 AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY; RURAL SOCIOLOGY
ags.subjectClassification03.03.00 ENVIRONNEMENT
ags.subjectClassification03.03.00 MEDIO AMBIENTE
ags.subjectClassification04.01.01 AGROECONOMIE ET POLITIQUE AGRICOLE; SOCIOLOGIE RURALE
ags.subjectClassification04.01.01 ECONOMIA Y POLITICA AGRARIAS; SOCIOLOGIA RURAL
ags.availabilityNumberb11882785
ags.availabilityNumber2018
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.JNb11882785
uneca.language.supporteden


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