Day 3 of the 4th Annual AgMIP Global Workshop – Regional and Global Assessments of Food Security

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Yvan Biot from the UK Department for International Development virtually addresses workshop participants.
The final day of the 4th Annual AgMIP Global Workshop began with morning plenary highlighting coordinating regional and global assessments of food security. Cynthia Rosenzweig presented plans for the AgMIP global program including a proposed future structure. Yvan Biot from the UK Department for International Development joined virtually to speak about evidence‐based policymaking and Stan Wood from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation discussed understanding future agricultural development: adaptation and sustainable intensification.

The workshop participants then divided into regional breakouts to discuss integrated assessments across scales. Focusing on their regions, they considered results, design, and strategies for comparing global and regional integrated assessment results. The breakout participants also discussed strategies for future assessments of food security and sustainable intensification in each region.

The day finished up with participants reassembling into their work groups to finish their report backs for the final afternoon plenary. The report backs as well as most of the workshop presentations will soon be available online at agmip.org.

The workshop concluded with comments from AgMIP Principal Investigators and Steering Group Co-Chairs about the future of AgMIP and the way forward.

All three days of the workshop were filled with energy as over 230 participants from all over the globe took advantage of this unique opportunity to work with scientists across disciplines interested in the problem of food security in the coming decades. Many will continue to collaborate in the future as part of AgMIP activities and initiatives.