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Rosenzweig et al. 2015

Rosenzweig, C., J.W. Jones, J.L. Hatfield, J.M. Antle, A.C. Ruane, and C.Z. Mutter, 2015: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project: Phase I activities by a global community of science. In Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments, Part 1. C. Rosenzweig and D. Hillel, Eds., ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 3. Imperial College Press, pp. 3-24, doi:10.1142/9781783265640_0001.

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) was founded in 2010. Its mission is to improve substantially the characterization of world food security as affected by climate variability and change, and to enhance adaptation capacity in both developing and developed countries.

The objectives of AgMIP are to: Incorporate state-of-the-art climate, crop/livestock, and agricultural economic model improvements into coordinated multi-model regional and global assessments of future climate impacts and adaptation and other key aspects of the food system. Utilize multiple models, scenarios, locations, crops/livestock, and participants to explore uncertainty and the impact of data and methodological choices. Collaborate with regional experts in agronomy, animal sciences, economics, and climate to build a strong basis for model applications, addressing key climate-related questions and sustainable intensification farming systems. Improve scientific and adaptive capacity in modeling for major agricultural regions in the developing and developed world, with a focus on vulnerable regions. Improve agricultural data and enhance data-sharing based on their intercomparison and evaluation using best scientific practices. Develop modeling frameworks to identify and evaluate promising adaptation technologies and policies and to prioritize strategies.

AgMIP brings together world leaders in climate, crop, livestock, and economic modeling to form the necessary framework to understand climate impacts on food security. That framework is based on a two-track science approach, with Track 1 focusing on model intercomparison and improvement, and Track 2 focusing on climate change multi-model assessment. Three cross-cutting science themes are uncertainty, aggregation and scaling, and representative agricultural pathways. To accomplish this scientific approach, the work of the first phase of AgMIP was carried out by four teams: Climate, Crop Modeling, Economics, and Information Technology.

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@inbook{ro05410p,
  author={Rosenzweig, C. and Jones, J. W. and Hatfield, J. L. and Antle, J. M. and Ruane, A. C. and Mutter, C. Z.},
  editor={Rosenzweig, C. and Hillel, D.},
  title={The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project: Phase I activities by a global community of science},
  booktitle={Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments, Part 1},
  year={2015},
  pages={3--24},
  publisher={Imperial College Press},
  address={London},
  series={ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 3},
  doi={10.1142/9781783265640_0001},
}

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RIS Citation

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