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ACToday (Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow)

Lead PI: Dr. Lisa M. Goddard , Dr. Walter E. Baethgen

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

November 2017 - June 2022
Active
Africa ; South America ; Asia ; Central America ; Guatemala ; Colombia ; Africa ; Senegal ; Ethiopia ; Asia ; Bangladesh ; Vietnam
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: ACToday seeks to transform the way that climate knowledge and information is brought to bear on the challenges of hunger, food security, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture. It fosters the use of climate services as a means to create a tangible impact on the food systems of six target countries; in doing so, it both improves the lives of people in these target countries and generates evidence of good practice in research translation that can help guide national and international partners to adopt appropriate solutions to the wide range of challenges posed by climate variability and change beyond the six target countries.

SPONSOR:

Columbia World Projects

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO); Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN); Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment (CCSI); School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA); Mailman School of Public Health; NASA GISS, Data Science Institute

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health; Harvest Plus; CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security; World Food Programme; Food and Agriculture Organization; Inter-American Development Bank; World Bank

WEBSITE:

https://iri.columbia.edu/actoday/

KEYWORDS

climate adaptation seasonal to subseasonal forecasting agriculture climate change climate services remote sensing prediction food security climate and society agricultural production monitoring and forecasting risk decision support services index insurance crop production climate risk

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate

MULTIMEDIA

Country lead for Colombia Ángel G. Muñoz discusses the launch of NextGen in Colombia as well as the future of NextGen and ACToday.