Agricultural Innovations for Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security in West Africa: The Case of Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia

Despite international efforts, poverty has become more widespread in many countries in the last decade, making poverty reduction the core challenge for development in the 21st century.The incidences of food insecurity and poverty are particularly devastating in the developing countries, and a lot of resources are being channeled toward programmes aimed at eradicating food insecurity and poverty by various international organizations and governments of developing nations.The worst affected regions were sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Climate change is a serious risk to poverty reduction and threatens to undo decades of development efforts through direct negative effects on production and indirect impacts on purchasing powers. Africa remains one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change because of multiple stresses, the continent's dependence on natural resources and its weak adaptive capacity.