Over the three months ending September 30, 2013, the PI and his team continued their data analysis work and preparation of manuscripts for publication. Dr Nana Klutse visited the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Italy to attend a workshop, where she also met with the PI’s U.S. partner, Dr. William Gutowski, Jr., of Iowa State University. This visit to the ICTP was also an opportunity to discuss the possibility of sending more students for training in the future. This will allow them to run the respective models at different time periods and different resolutions to develop their modeling skills and get feedback from the researchers in the community. The PI and his students are to attend an international workshop at Abidjan on Capacity Building on Modeling of Regional Climate and Air Quality for West Africa, October 7-11, 2013, where they will present the preliminary results of their manuscripts for comments. The extended abstract of the first manuscript produced under this PEER Science project, which is entitled “Farmer’s observation on climate change impacts on maize production in a selected agro-ecological zone in Ghana,” has also been submitted for a presentation under the theme of food security during a conference on women in science in the developing world to be held in Mexico in September 2014.