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Publications from the Climate Change and Food Security Conference in West Africa

The Conference on Climate Change and Food Security in West Africa was an avenue for junior researchers at the Graduate School on Climate Change Economics under the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) Program to present cross-cutting research on climate change and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Over 250 full research papers were submitted to the conference and below are a selected few that were presented during the conference. 

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Investments in strengthening climate change capacities in West Africa bearing their fruits

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Enhancing food security under climate change in Western Africa calls for stronger interdisciplinary research collaborations and more active communication between researchers and policymakers across the region. These were the conclusions of the Conference on Climate Change and Food Security in West Africa co-organized by Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) and Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, on 17-18 November 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

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PARI team travels to India to study digital services for livestock producers

A team of PARI researchers from the Hans Ruthenberg-Institute of Agricultural Science in the Tropics from the University of Hohenheim traveled to India to learn about the current stage of digital applications for livestock farming in India. While there is a consensus that digital agriculture has the potential to transform agriculture, little is known on what is happening on the ground in developing countries. In particular, little is known about digital agriculture in livestock farming.Read more PARI team travels to India to study digital services for livestock producers