Simulating Multiple Demands on Agriculture

AgMIP workshop during Impacts World 2017

Leading climate impacts researchers and stakeholders will convene this week to discuss how climate impacts human health, migration and sustainable development, with explicit consideration of the true costs of these impacts, and how they are quantified. These are the key challenges to be addressed at Impacts World, October 11-13, 2017, in Potsdam, Germany.

AgMIP will contribute specifically to the key challenges presented by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a one-day workshop entitled: “AgMIP and the SDGs: Simulating Multiple Demands on Agriculture,” to be held October 13, 2017. Hosted by AgMIP Principal Investigator Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, the workshop provides opportunity for engaging the climate-impacts community around work being advanced within the AgMIP Research Pillar of Coordinated Global and Regional Assessments (CGRA).

Co-hosts Dr. Alex Ruane (AgMIP science coordinator), Dr. Joshua Elliot, and Dr. Christoph Müller, as well as AgMIP members Drs. Tomoko Hasegawa, Senthold Asseng, Mouhamed Ly, and David Leclere will each present results from AgMIP activities. These include the Global Gridded Crop Model Intercomparison (GGCMI); Global Economics; Wheat, Maize, and Rice Model Intercomparison; Regional Integrated Assessment in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; and the AgMIP 1.5°C Scenario Assessment.

Members of the AgMIP community will also be participating in a plethora of additional one-day workshops throughout the week, including:
    •“Advancing the Economic Assessment of Climate Change. Gaps and future research”
    •“Known unknowns and unknown unknowns: what are our models missing, and how much impact lies in the gaps?”
    •“Modelling the links between agriculture, climate change, and human health and nutrition”
    •“Climate change & international trade – channel for damage propagation or adaptation”
    •“Near term crop yield forecasts to mitigate production risks”
    •“From impact vulnerability assessments to adaptation planning and implementation”

For more information on Impacts World, please see the workshop website.