Events 2010-2012

2012

AgMIP South Asia Workshop on Integrated Regional Assessments – 2

November 12th – November 16th, 2012
Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The AgMIP South Asia Kick-off Workshop advanced planning and implementation of the AgMIP integrated assessments in the South Asia region. The goals of the workshop were to build cohesiveness within and among regional AgMIP teams to achieve success across each region; consider stakeholders concerns and needs; review and refine protocols for AgMIP regional integrated climate change assessments; conduct training on AgMIP integrated assessment methods and tools; develop specific plans for carrying out AgMIP integrated assessments during the project; and, develop target publication outputs, including a book, developing a timetable for incrementally writing material such that the assessments are ready for publication by the end of the project.

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3rd Annual AgMIP Global Workshop

October 10th – October 12th, 2012
UN FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

The AgMIP 2012 Global Workshop brought together over 200 participants from 31 countries around the world. Research activities concerning climate scenarios, crop modeling, economics, and information technologies, as well as regional initiatives and crop-specific assessments were discussed in plenary session presentations and in breakout work-groups.

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AgMIP Sub-Saharan Africa Workshop on Integrated Regional Assessments – 2

September 10th – September 14th, 2012
Accra, Ghana

The Sub-Saharan Africa Workshop on Integrated Regional Assessments was organized to improve coordination among research teams in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. One of the main goals was to facilitate compatible integrated regional assessments of climate change impacts and adaptation in selected agricultural systems.

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AgMIP North America Workshop

September 4th – September 7th, 2012
USDA-ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.

The North American Regional AgMIP workshop brought together individuals from Canada, Mexico, and the United States representing interests in climate, crop modeling, economics, and information technology communities.

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AgMIP South Asia Workshop on Integrated Regional Assessments – 1

February 20th – February 24th, 2012
ICRISAT Headquarters, Andhra Pradesh, India

The AgMIP South Asia Workshop focused on AgMIP research and coordination in South Asia. Representatives of leading crop modeling, climate, and economics groups from around the world attended to build and intercompare simulations of South Asian crops and markets.

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AgMIP Sub-Saharan Africa Workshop on Integrated Regional Assessments – 1

January 16th – January 20th, 2012
Fairmont Mount Kenya Hotel, Nanyuki, Kenya

The AgMIP Sub­‐Saharan Africa Workshop focused on AgMIP research and coordination in Sub­‐Saharan Africa. Representatives of leading crop modeling, climate, and economics groups from around the world attended to build and intercompare simulations of Sub-Saharan African crops and markets.

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2011

DSSAT Short Course on Cropping System Models

December 5th – December 9th, 2011
ICRISAT, Patancheru 502 324, Andhra Pradesh, India

The program described a practical approach for simulating effects of soil, weather, management, and pest factors on crop production. Instructors explained how crop growth and development, water use, uptake of water and nutrients and carbon dynamics are simulated. It covered procedures for collecting and managing crop, weather and soil data towards adapting models for applications. Participants analyzed management alternatives for single seasons and for crop rotations. Applications of models for studying water and nutrient management and adaptation to climate change were emphasized.

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2nd Annual AgMIP Global Workshop

October 13th – October 15th, 2011
The Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project made considerable strides in building a global, transdisciplinary network of scientists to evaluate the impacts of climate change on crop production and food security around the globe. AgMIP advanced research activities for climate scenarios, crop modeling, economics, and information technologies teams, as well as regional initiatives and crop-specific assessments.

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AgMIP South America Workshop

August 1st – August 5th, 2011
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

The AgMIP Campinas Workshop focused on AgMIP research and coordination in South America. We requested the participation from regional agricultural agencies, crop modelers, climate scientists, economists, and information technologies experts to design a regional program that follows AgMIP Protocols for model intercomparison and improvement, as well as an assessment of agricultural production, economic vulnerability, and food security under future climate scenarios. Representatives of leading crop modeling, climate, and economics groups from around the world attended to build and intercompare simulations of South American crops and markets.

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Amsterdam Workshop

April 8th – April 9th, 2011
Dorint Hotel Amsterdam Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands

This AgMIP Workshop had a particular emphasis on the proposed AgMIP pilot project on wheat model intercomparison to quantify the uncertainty of crop model simulations for climate change impact and adaptation studies at a global scale. There was also planning for similar model intercomparisons for other crops such as maize, and this opportunity was used to discuss overall AgMIP plans and goals (particularly for Europe).

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2010

AgMIP Kickoff Workshop

October 28th – October 30th, 2010
Hilton Hotel Shareholders Theater, Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

The AgMIP Kickoff Workshop organized project activities, including the roles of the Crop Modeling, Economics, Climate Scenarios, and Information Technologies Teams, established AgMIP spatial and temporal coverage, and determined the crops and populations in focus.

Additional details here.