At the Climate Forum Mittweida, a platform dedicated to exchange and networking between climate researchers from Germany and Africa, we were represented with three contributions. The impact of climate change on agricultural indicators (Abel et al. 2023), the reconstruction of land use changes in West Africa since the early 1980s (Otte et al. 2023) and the presentation of these data within a web-based DSS (König et al. 2023) were presented.