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Table 5 Projected number and percentage of children (under 5 years) in West Africa expected to be malnourished due to climate change effects from 2010 and 2050 based on the IMPACT model

From: Toward climate-smart agriculture in West Africa: a review of climate change impacts, adaptation strategies and policy developments for the livestock, fishery and crop production sectors

Scenario 2010 2050
No climate change Average of max. and min. of 4 GCM–SRES scenarios
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Baseline 15,157 31.0 12,415 20.9 13,913 23.4
Optimistic 14,733 30.2 7,615 15.1 8,949 17.1