The Sahel region of West Africa is probably one of the most affected by the effects of climate change in Africa.
Building the resilience of communities requires both useful information and taking it to scale.
A project funded by the West and Central Africa Council for Agriculture Research and Development (CORAF) and implemented by the World Agroforest Center and other partners will be launched in Bamako, Mali on October 23, 2017.
The Capacitating Stakeholders in Using Climate Information for Enhanced Resilience in the Agricultural Sector in West Africa (CaSCIERA-WA) seeks to improve the resilience of the crop, livestock, trees, food security, and nutrition system from seasonal climate shocks.
Taking solutions to scale from farms to the country level is core to the project.
CaSCIERA-WA will provide relevant and accurate agro-hydro-climatic information services to key players in the West African region.
A three days workshop to build the capacities of the implementing partners is scheduled to take place in Bamako from October 23-25, 2017.
Participants include core staff of CaSCIERA, implementing partners from national research institutions in Benin, Guinee, Niger, Mali and Togo, meteorological services, and other international programs focused on climate and agricultural research.
Taking regionally-adaptable solutions to scale is central to the delivery approach of CORAF. As the largest sub-regional research organization, CORAF works with research players in West and Central Africa to identify solutions to enable communities to adapt to the effects of climate change while ensuring food security.