Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Trade and Food Security in ECOWAS

Egbendewe, Aklesso Y.G., Lokonon, Boris K., Naga, Coulibaly and Atewamba, Calvin (2016). Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Trade and Food Security in ECOWAS. United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa.

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  • Author Egbendewe, Aklesso Y.G.
    Lokonon, Boris K.
    Naga, Coulibaly
    Atewamba, Calvin
    Editor Yong Nje, Dorothé
    Nutakor, Praise
    Title Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Trade and Food Security in ECOWAS
    Volume/Issue No. 16
    Publication Date 2016-12-15
    Place of Publication Accra
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
    Pages IX, 43
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper investigates the impact of climate change on agricultural trade flows inside and outside the ECOWAS region. To reach its objectives, the study uses a trade module of trade cost minimization built within a bio-economic optimization model of cropland allocation. The results showed that the pattern of trade in ECOWAS induced by climatic factors will depend on socio-economic conditions that may prevail during the century. No specific pattern of trade flows is predicted, but there are some countries that may export food to other countries some years and may in turn become importers in other years. Furthermore, several countries may become dependent on products outside ECOWAS trade to meet their domestic food demands. The factors that may ease the cost of trade in ECOWAS on food imports may be an adjustment of the common exterior tariffs. In fact, the study showed that a trade policy that reduces the common exterior tariffs of between 5% and 10% could induce the reduction of total trade cost of about 3% to 7% respectively.
    UNBIS Thesaurus FOOD PRODUCTION
    Climate Change
    Keyword Climate change
    Food production
    Trade flows
    ECOWAS
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISBN 9789988633127
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