New studies assess the performance of climate models in representing the current and future climate of East Africa, West Africa and South Asia, with a particular emphasis on the models’ ability to assess impacts of climate change on the major crops currently grown in each region.
The studies, coordinated by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, investigated the ability of General Circulation Models (GCMs) to reproduce already observed climates, in order to establish the reliability of future climate projections, as well as projections of how associated crops might grow under future conditions.
Professor Richard Washington (Oxford University) and Professor Mark New (University of Cape Town) will discuss recent trends, current projections, crop-climate suitability, and prospects for improved climate model information over the next 10 years, and answer questions from viewers.
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