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Earth Institute Research Projects

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project- The Future of Food and Farming

Lead PI: Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig

Unit Affiliation: Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)

January 2015 - March 2017
Inactive
Africa ; Asia ; United States ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; South Asia
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The overall goal of the AgMIP 2014-2016 phase of work (also referred to as Phase 2) is to develop an improved evidence base to support efforts to enhance food security and agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and South Asia (SA). The purpose is to perform a reliable and accessible assessment of impacts of climate change on agriculture in SSA and SA and to provide evidence for potential priority adaptation strategies.

OUTCOMES: AgMIP activities in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia substantially improved our understanding of the likely impacts of future climate on agricultural production and farming systems in SSA and SA. They also characterised the main challenges that will be faced by government planners and farmers on the ground.

SPONSOR:

Department of Agriculture

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Department for International Development (DFID) (UK)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$942,432

WEBSITE:

http://agmip-ie.wenr.wur.nl/

KEYWORDS

agriculture

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate