Increasing the Global Climate Change Team's Technical Support Capacity to Global Climate Change, Adaptation, and Development Issues
DESCRIPTION: IRI and Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) collaborated to improve characterization of agricultural systems and the near-term climate scenarios that are likely to stress them. The effort aimed to improve capabilities of developing country scientists to simulate major agricultural systems and improved exploration of likely near-term climate impacts by scientists and stakeholders through scenario analysis of decadal-scale climate variability and trends. It also advanced work on the development of improved near-term climate scenarios.
OUTCOMES: Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)’s role included database development, DSSAT and APSIM crop model simulations, contributions to near-term climate scenario development and analysis, the development of simulation tools to broaden user capabilities, and interactions with the AgMIP community, including through organization of workshops and participation in conferences.