Day 2 of the 4th Annual AgMIP Global Workshop


Molly Jahn and Jim Jones at Speed Session on complementary global and regional programs.
The goals of the second day of the AgMIP Global Workshop were to identify approaches for next-generation models, data, and decision support systems needed for climate change impacts and adaptation assessments and sustainable intensification, and to lay the groundwork for improvement of coordinated regional and global assessments.

Day two began with a speed session highlighting global and regional programs complementary to AgMIP. Phillip Thornton presented for CCAFS, Martin Banse for MACSUR, Molly Jahn for USDA CAPs, Lieven Claessens for Yield Gap Atlas, Dave Gustafson for CIMSANS, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe for FAO, Ioannis Athanasiadis for MODEXTREME, and Hans van Meijl for FOOD SECURE.

The participants then moved into model integration breakouts on Crops, Pests and Diseases, and Economics; Carbon/Temperature/Water Responses, C3MP, and AgGRID; Livestock and Pastures and Regional Integrated Assessments; and Aggregation / Scaling and Uncertainty. The goals of these breakouts were to identify approaches to address interactions across work groups for more comprehensive integrated biophysical and socioeconomic assessment and to describe methods that will enable the next generation of agricultural model systems to improve assessment of adaptation and sustainable intensification.


Linda Mearns presenting “The AgMIP Uncertainty Cascade”.

After lunch John Antle spoke about integrated assessments across scales and Linda Mearns presented “The AgMIP Uncertainty Cascade”.

Following these talks the participants broke into AgMIP Work Groups. The workgroups, formed around AgMIP’s major initiatives, were: Global Economics/RAPs, AgGRID, Coordinated Climate-Crop Modeling Project (C3MP), Regional Integrated Assessments, Crop Model Intercomparison and Improvement, Data, Decision Support Systems and IT, Livestock and Grasslands, Pests/Diseases/Weeds/Ozone, Water Resources, and Soils and Crop Rotations. The Work Groups will continue to meet on day three and present both a written report and a presentation at the final report back session.