The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP)

Lead PI: Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig

Unit Affiliation: Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)

March 2011 - February 2014
Africa ; Asia ; United States ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; South Asia
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: 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. AgMIP's 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.

OUTCOMES: Open proposal process conducted for AgMIP interdisciplinary regional projects in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia; 10 AgMIP regional projects selected, including 2 regional coordination projects; improved method for Integrated Regional Assessment (IRA) of climate change impacts on agriculture developed; training on improved IRA methods at three regional workshops (Mt. Kenya, Hyderabad, Accra); handbook on climate change and agroecosystems published with AgMIP regional partner chapter authors and support; developed partnerships to link key projects and programs


Department of Agriculture


Department for International Development (DFID) - Uk aid





Rosenzweig, C., Elliott, J., Deryng, D., Ruane, A.C., Müller, C., Arneth, A., Boote, K.J., Folberth, C., Glotter, M., Khabarov, N. and Neumann, K., 2014. Assessing agricultural risks of climate change in the 21st century in a global gridded crop model intercomparison. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(9), pp.3268-3273.

Rosenzweig, Cynthia, and Daniel Hillel, eds. Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments—Joint Publication with American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America (In 2 Parts). Vol. 3. World scientific, 2015.


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Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate