The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is a major international collaborative effort to assess the state of global agricultural modeling and to understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector. CCAFS is co-leading the economics team under the AgMIP with a focus on global and regional modeling.
The goals of AgMIP are to, “improve substantially the characterization of world food security due to climate change and to enhance adaptation capacity in both developing and developed countries.”
“Analyses of the agricultural impacts of climate variability and change require a transdisciplinary effort to consistently link state-of-the-art climate scenarios to crop and economic models. Crop model outputs are aggregated as inputs to regional and global economic models to determine regional vulnerabilities, changes in comparative advantage, price effects, and potential adaptation strategies in the agricultural sector.”
About this work
Quantitative models of economic behavior have become an important part of global efforts to understand the causes and consequences of climate change. The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is a major international effort to assess the state of global agricultural modeling and to understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector. Particularly, the global economic modeling component of AgMIP has engaged key global economic modelers in a cross-model scenario comparison exercise based on climate model runs and socioeconomic scenarios for the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC.
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