May 2008  -  Announcement of a publication

Climate and Climate Change in West Africa, 2008


In collaboration with the Sahel and West Africa Club, linked to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Agrhymet Centre of CILSS (Permanent interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel), FAO has prepared a document on "Climate and Climate Change in West Africa" which presents the evolution of climate in Africa and in West Africa and analyzes the possible impacts of climate change on food production and food security in the region.

This document has been prepared within the framework the "Atlas of Regional Integration in West Africa", a joint initiative currently developed by the Sahel and West Africa Club and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). A similar joint document has been published in 2007 on Rural Development in Western Africa (Les ruralités en mouvement en Afrique de l’ouest)

Amply illustrated with maps and graphs, this joint document has been presented to the participants of the meeting of the Network of Prevention of Food Crises in the Sahel which took place on 10 and 11 April 2008 at OECD. Then, it will contribute to the High Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy organised by FAO in June 2008 in Rome.

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