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Nielsen, J. O., Faye, L., Dembele, S., Bene, Y. K. & Alagbe, L. 2009. Agro forestry, a viable option in the adaptation approach towards climate change in West Africa. Work presented at Third International AMMA Conference, July 20—24, at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Added by: roussot 2009-11-22 21:14:56
Categories: Society-Environment-Climate interactions
Keywords: Adaptation and Mitigation, Agriculture, Vegetation
Creators: Alagbe, Bene, Dembele, Faye, Nielsen
Publisher: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
Collection: Third International AMMA Conference

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Broadly speaking Africa as a whole and specifically West Africa is confronted with numerous challenges this early 21st century; namely its vulnerability and adaptation approach towards climate change.
In view of the patterns which advocate for a reduction in the potentialities of farming lands in the 2080s that could reach 9% and a decrease in the productivity of about 10% concerning cereals (Fisher, 2002) by the year 2050; and considering the report by IPECC (Intergovernmental Panel of Experts on Climate Change) which reveals that the productivity of rainfall farming could be reduced by half around 2020 in some African regions, it is henceforth necessary that the farming activities should be taken into account within an authentic framework of a viable managerial approach to natural resources.
Following a multicriteria analysis whose aim is to assess the level of some options in the adaptation towards climate change, the Agro forestry practices have proven to be relevant since the result in the conservation of natural resources.
The method used consists first in drawing up a list of potential options of adaptation and criteria and secondly in establishing levels of balance; and finally in classifying options based on the difference between profits and losses.
In order to promote sustainable adaptation options of farming towards climate change while preserving the environment and to ensure an intense farming production in West Africa, it is then advised that policies, plans and development programs, the after 2012 negociations and the adaptation schemes towards climate change should necessarily lay much emphasis on Agro forestry.
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