19 May '17, 11am

Government action needed on climate resiliency and food security in West Africa

Government action needed on climate resiliency and food security in West Africa

While some leaders in Washington are barely getting their toes wet to address global climate change, researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have dived in head-first. A new study published in Global Environmental Change modeled potential future scenarios for climate change and food security in West Africa to determine how policymakers in the region can move toward a more sustainable and productive future. Ramatou Diouf is part of a women’s farming group that grows high-value crops for additional income. In Daga Biram Climate-Smart Village, farmers and scientists are testing a range of interventions to improve climate resilience and adaptation. Photo credit: V. Meadu (CCAFS) “Policymakers in the region have already used our scenarios to test their proposed climate adaptation strategies,” said Amanda Palazzo, a researcher with the IIAS...

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