6th AgMIP Global Workshop Side Sessions


Side sessions will take place on the day before (June 27th) and the day after (July 1st) AgMIP6 at the SupAgro Campus in Montpellier. See directions to the SupAgro Campus here.

These side events will comprise of workshops, training sessions, round tables, and general discussions that have been organized by the side event leaders. If you wish to participate in an open session, please contact the organizer by email beforehand as the number of places are limited in each event.

Please note that side events are only open to registered participants of AgMIP6. All side event attendees must sign up with the organizer before the session and bring photo ID for campus access.


June 27, 2016    Monday Morning   9 am – 1 pm




European Impact Assessment (MACSUR/CROPM)

The session focuses on the planning of a European wide assessment of climate change impacts on crops, GHG emissions, food prices etc. The link between crop and other models, e.g. economic models, will be considered. In the session, the focus of the study and research questions will be refined for Europe following the general outline of the CGRA (Coordinated Global and Regional Assessment). The main points of an assessment protocol for a Europe wide study will be specified and next steps planned

Closed session

AgMIP Impacts Explorer

Closed session

Closed session

Coordinated Global and Regional Assessments (CGRA)

Session 1

  Overview of the AgMIP CGRA
Determining nutrition and food security outcomes from biophysical and economic model outputs

  Core scenarios
o  Extreme Events & Shocks; Current & Future Climate; Sustainable Development

  Development of additional scenarios (breakouts)
o  Food Policy; Food Security; Adaptation; Mitigation

More Information about CGRA

Cynthia Rosenzweig:

John Antle:

Open for sign-up

June 27, 2016    Monday Afternoon 2 pm – 6 pm

AgMIP RRT Session

Closed session

Closed session


The AgMIP GRIDded crop modeling initiative (AgGRID) will meet to discuss various ongoing projects such as the 

1.     Global Gridded Crop Model Intercomparison (GGCMI) project Phase 1 (papers and wrap-up), 

2.     GGCMI project Phase 2 (early results and analyses for CTWN-A), and 

3.     RGCMI-India regional gridded pilot project (input data, project protocols and objectives). 

Closed session

AgMIP-Wheat & EWG WPCM Satellite Meeting

Report progress on AgMIP Wheat and EWG activities.

Discuss and decide on next 12 months activities for AgMIP-Wheat and EWG.

Preparation of future workshop.

Senthold Asseng:

Pierre Martre:

By invitation only


July 1, 2016   Friday Morning 9 am – 1 pm




Nutrition Group

The session will focus on three topic areas:

1. What is the evidence of how diets impact climate change? What is the evidence of how climate change is/will impact dietary patterns and nutrition and health outcomes?

2. What are the key metrics and methods that are needed to better understand the linkages and pathways between diets, nutrition and health outcomes and climate change?

3. How can the nutrition and climate communities better work together not only for modeling and scenario building purposes but for tangible action on the ground? Which other actors need to be involved if we want to change the food environment (i.e. private sector) in the context of a changing world?

Adam Drewnoski:

Jessica Fanzo:

Open for sign-up


AgMIP Soil and Crop Rotation Phase 2

The AgMIP Soil session was established a year ago with the goal of running crop models in sequential mode using different management strategies and crop rotation to assess crop models’ uncertainties in simulating soil carbon, nitrogen and soil water balance dynamics in cropping systems. A secondary objective is also to compare yields simulated using the prior method of constant reinitialized soil parameters used in the wheat and maize pilot studies with the new 30-year simulations accounting for carry-over effects of soil water, carbon and nitrogen obtained by running the model in the sequential mode. In this session we aim to further discuss the results of AgMIP Soil and Crop Rotation Phase 1, and to introduce the plan for the Phase 2 of this initiative. We envision a live discussion and participation by participants to build a solid Phase 2 of the AgMIP Soil and Crop Rotation Initiative.

Bruno Basso:

Open for sign up


This session will be the first physical meeting of a new AgMIP and MACSUR activity on crop model calibration. The purpose of the meeting is to propose and discuss the objectives and first concrete steps, identify the groups who will participate initially and agree on an initial action plan.

Every modeling group has experience with calibration, and recognizes its difficulties and importance. AgMIP provides an opportunity for multiple modeling groups to collaborate on this subject. The ultimate goal of the “calibration” activity is to propose “best practices” for model calibration. This activity is open to all.

Daniel Wallach:

Open for sign-up

July 1, 2016   Friday Afternoon 2 pm – 6 pm

CGRA Part 2

Session 2

      Construction of collaborative networks as an element of overarching framework

      Protocols for cross-disciplinary linkages and cross-scale linkages

     Pilot Projects (breakouts)

     Funding and project roadmap

More Information about CGRA

Cynthia Rosenzweig: crr2@columbia.edu

John Antle: John.Antle@oregonstate.edu

Open for sign-up

Ozone Modeling

Most current model­based systems to assess crop yields do not account for O3 as a modifying factor, despite the large amount of experimental evidence that indicate that ground level ozone can  significanty affect crop yields as well as crop quality. This session will bring together interested participants and try to define the steps necessary to come to more robust assessmet of worldwide crop damage due to ozone, and the potential to reduce this damage. The outline of the session’s agenda:

1) Introductory presentation on background and objectives

2) Short presentations on approaches an applications to assess ozone damage in modeling systems

3) Lessons from an informal crop model­intercomparison to test the sensitivity of crop models to ozone impacts, using contrasting test conditions.

4) Strategies for developing relatively generic ozone­damage modules that will link with multiple crop models and further steps needed to come to a robust ozone­damage assessment system.

Participants to the session willing to give a short presentation are requested to contact the session organizers.

Frank Dentener: frank.dentener@jrc.ec.europa.eu

Frank Ewert: frank.ewert@uni-bonn.de

Lisa Emberson: l.emberson@york.ac.uk,

Maurits van den Berg:

Open for sign­up