Contact Information

Dr. Thomas Gaiser
University of Bonn
Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES)
Katzenburgweg 5
D-53115 Bonn

Phone: +49(0)228 73 2871
Fax: +49(0)228 73 2870

Email: tgaiser(at)

Climate and technology impact on the provision of food, feed and fiber from agroecosystems

Agricultural systems and in particular rural households based on subsistence agriculture have been spotted among the most susceptible human groups to climate fluctuations and climate change. Agricultural activities generate about one third of the West African GDP and are responsible of most exports and involve up to 70% of the population. Thus, there is a need to assess the impact of climate variability and future climate change on the production of food, feed and fiber and to evaluate technology options like improvement of genetic resources or soil fertility measures to enhance resilience of agricultural production.

The general objective of the Work Package 3.1 is the assessment of the impact of climate change and the effect of technological adaptation measures on the provision of food, feed and fiber from key crops in the WASCAL focus regions.

  • Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Benin (INRAB), Benin Republic
  • Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), Benin Republic
  • Savanna Agricultural Research Center (SARI), Ghana
  • Institut Nationale de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Burkina Faso
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • Institut Polytechnique Rural de Formation et de Recherche Appliquée (IPR-IFRA), Mali