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Deadline: 4 March 2011. Applications are invited for a Scenarios Officer position to work on developing scenarios for agriculture and food security for the CGIAR research programme, “Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.” Read more »
A new report provides site portfolios with maps and brief descriptions of the first round of sites for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in its initial target regions: East Africa, West Africa and the Indo-Gangetic Plains.
Site selection took place in participation with CGIAR partners and regional stakeholders, based on a set of predefined criteria. The sites serve as initial CCAFS sites and long-term research activities are planned at these. In these sites, CCAFS with its local partners has identified 36 smaller blocks for household baseline survey implementation, which is currently on-going. Site selection is an on-going process and additional sites will be added as research priorities for CCAFS are co-developed with local and regional partners. Read more »
A key element in understanding future food security is the ability to use simulation models of crop growth to make projections of productivity based on future climate scenarios. Many crop models exist around the world, but are often developed independently. Some models have been developed to represent a single crop or part of a crop production process (i.e. soil nitrogen), whilst others have the capability to model multiple crops in complex rotations and under vary management, weather and soil conditions.
In order to better understand the global extent of crop model development and to identify gaps in capabilities, and to determine the geographical coverage and range of crops represented, CCAFS commissioned the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (MLURI) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to conduct an on-line survey of people involved in crop modelling, climate change and food security.
CCAFS Coordinating Unit - University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, phone +45 35331046; Email ccafs [at] cgiar [dot] org, EAN 5790000279012
Lead Center - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)