Developing climate-smart agriculture to face climate variability in West Africa: challenges and lessons learnt

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Titre
Developing climate-smart agriculture to face climate variability in West Africa: challenges and lessons learnt
Thème principal
Changements climatiques et adaptation
Climat
Sujet
Agriculture Intelligente face au Climat (AIC)
Variabilité climatique
Climat
Description
This paper reviewed the prospects for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) development and promotion in West Africa as well as lessons learnt and challenges with a focus on climate change and variability. It was evident from the literature that West Africa is vulnerable to climate change and variability, on account of its socio-economic and physical characteristics. As climate change and variability persists, the region’s quest to use agriculture as the mainstream opportunity to deliver on set targets of the sustainable development goals will be strongly challenged without appropriate interventions. Adopting CSA seems to be a suitable strategy to achieving food security while also mitigating and adapting to climate-related risks. Among numerous CSA technologies, the review found (1) agroforestry (farmer-managed natural regenerations), soil and water conservation technologies (zai, half-moon, tie/contour ridges, conservation agriculture) and (3) climate information services as highly valued promising options for climate change adaptation and risk management in West Africa.
Editeur
JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION
Année
2018
Type
Article scientifique
Format
.pdf
Langue
Anglais
Relation
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323954881
Couverture
Afrique de l'Ouest
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