AgMIP6 Nutrition Roundtable

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Scientists discuss nutrition, health and climate change at roundtable side session of AgMIP6 Global Workshop.

By Dave Gustafson
This press release was originally posted by the ILSI research foundation here

Scientists have recognized for some time that climate change represents a major and growing threat to agricultural production systems. However, a new area of focus has recently emerged involving the complicated linkages between our changing environment, nutrition security, and human health, which are intensified due to our highly interconnected regional and global food systems.

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AgMIP Regional Teams host All-India RAPs conference

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By Nataraja Subash

On May 26th, 2016, a one-day National Level Technical Experts consultation meeting was hosted by the AgMIP South Asia Regional Research Teams (RRTs) from the Indo-Gangetic Basin (IGB) and Southern India (SI). The consultation meeting was held to initiate development of national level Representative Agricultural Pathways (RAPs 4 and RAPs 5) that are narratives and indicators used to project long-term agricultural changes in India. (more…)

Livestock Modelers Meet for Workshop

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From June 13 to 17, livestock modelers from the regional teams of West Africa, Southern Africa, Pakistan, Indo-Gangetic Basin, and Southern India convened at Wageningen University, in Wageningen, Netherlands, for a training workshop. The participants are being trained in the use of LivSim, a livestock production model. (more…)

AgMIP scientists participate in USDA-GEOGLAM workshop

By Greg Reppucci

Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture’s GEO Global Agricultural Modeling (USDA-GEOGLAM) hosted a workshop for scientists in Iowa. The USDA-GEOGLAM is part of an international Global Agricultural Monitoring effort to improve information regarding crop production and supply at the regional, national, and global scales.

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Antle Contributes to Prominent USDA Report

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The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System” report, co-authored by AgMIP principal investigator, John Antle, has officially been downloaded over a half-million times! Since its release it has averaged over 4700 downloads per day by people and organizations across the globe.

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AgMIP at Adaptation Futures

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Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). It is being held this week in Rotterdam, The Netherlands May 10-13. Several events have been organized of interest to the AgMIP community.

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Side Sessions before and after AgMIP6

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Side sessions will take place on the day before (June 27th) and the day after (July 1st) AgMIP6 at the SupAgro Campus in Montpellier. These side events will be comprised of workshops, training sessions, round tables, and general discussions that have been organized by the side event leaders.

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Experts and Stakeholders attend AgMIP-South India RAPs workshop

By Dakshina Murthy

ICRISAT_IndiaMultidisciplinary experts deliberate the drivers of agricultural pathways for Andhra Pradesh, South India

On 21st April 2016, the first Representative Agricultural Pathways (RAPs) workshop for the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP), India was held at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), in Andhra Pradesh, India, and focused on the development of narratives and indicators for long-term agricultural changes in AP.

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New for AgMIP6 – Crop Modeling of Low-Input Smallholder Systems

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Photo: Farm in Kenya, Alex Ruane

By Marc Corbeels, Ken Boote and Carolyn Mutter

Smallholders systems are often characterized by low soil fertility due to limited use of fertilizer inputs and ongoing soil degradation. This affects how crop respond to climate change. But many crop models were created for high fertility cropping systems. How well do they work in other systems?

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IFPRI Special Event – Coordinated Global and Regional Assessments

By James Oliver and Greg Reppucci

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Pictured (L-R): Keith Wiebe (IFPRI), John Antle (Oregon State University), Cynthia E. Rosenzweig (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies), and Mark Rosegrant (IFPRI)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) hosted a special event, Climate Impact on Food and Nutrition Systems: Coordinated Global and Regional Assessments, on Monday, April 11th 2016 featuring a panel of experts from the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP). Panel members AgMIP Co-Principal Investigators, Cynthia Rosenzweig and John Antle, along with IFPRI senior research scientist and AgMIP global economics co-leader, Keith Wiebe presented the latest efforts of AgMIP including a new initiative, Coordinated Global and Regional Assessments (CGRA), followed by questions from the audience.

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