AgMIP Adaptation Teams Start-up - A CLARE Transition Activity
The Agricultural Model Inter-comparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is the research initiative of a consortium led by Columbia University, together with other North American, European, and Southern research institutes. Over the past eight years, AgMIP has designed, tested, and refined a series of modeling and decision support tools. These tools explore different regional and local scenarios to study the impact of climate change on the agricultural production of specific crops that are key to food security and livelihoods.
AgMIP tools were developed in selected countries worldwide and they are now state-of-the-art in agricultural modeling research. In parallel with the development of the tools, AgMIP developed unique databases that have yet to be fully shared or made accessible to decision-makers in the agricultural, planning, and food production sector. This new phase of AgMIP aims to build on existing research and make these tools and data sets fully available to users in Ghana, Senegal, and Zimbabwe. This phase will also enhance the capacity of national actors to inform adaptation and green growth plans. The results of this extension and delivery phase of AgMIP could be beneficial for all IDRC-supported projects in sub-Saharan Africa that make use of climate modeling to build resilience and maintain productivity in the agricultural sector.