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Can Seasonal Climate Forecasts Improve Food Security in Indian Ocean Countries in Variation and Changing Climate

Lead PI: Dr. Andrew Robertson

Unit Affiliation: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

June 2012 - December 2014
Inactive
Asia ; India
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: IRI will assist CSIRO to enhance food security in Indian Ocean rim countries by improving climate variability predictions. IRI will do research in three areas: 1) develop a consensus forecast by integrating different seasonal forecasts; 2) testing the effectiveness of hindcaste models for farming; and 3) serving as advisor and providing additional research.

SPONSOR:

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$155,001

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation

KEYWORDS

climate change food security prediction seasonal climate forecast agricultural production risks indian ocean rim climate and society

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate