How can model intercomparison and improvement impact food security?
Alex Ruane from NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies and AgMIP lead Climate Scientist explains in this video.
What is AgMIP?
The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is a major international collaborative effort to assess the state of global agricultural modeling and to understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector.
To substantially improve the characterization of world food security as affected by climate variability and change, and to enhance adaptation capacity in both developing and developed countries.
Agricultural risks are growing - a probabilistic risk analysis is needed
Consistency is key - future studies need to use common assumptions to facilitate synthesis
Long-term solutions - translate to continuous model improvement
AgMIP is establishing a robust and rigorous
research framework that connects climate,
agriculture, economic, and information technology communities.
Interdisciplinary teams in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are building capacity for continuing agricultural assessment and management in developing countries under variable and changing climate conditions.
Agricultural Stakeholders Contribute to AgMIP Research
Throughout the world, communities dependent on agricultural systems are vulnerable to food insecurity. Each agricultural system is associated with a unique set of environmental and economic conditions and changes in those conditions could affect the future stability of crops and livestock. AgMIP regional research teams in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are engaging policymakers, agricultural ministers, extension agents, and farmers…