New Methods to Assess Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation of Agricultural Production Systems: The experience of AgMIP’s Regional Integrated Assessments in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Valdivia, R and Homann-Kee Tui, S and Sridharan, S and Antle, J (2015) New Methods to Assess Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation of Agricultural Production Systems: The experience of AgMIP’s Regional Integrated Assessments in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In: IPCC Experts Meeting on Scenarios, May 18 - 20, 2015, Conference Center Laxemburg, Vienna.

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Abstract

The climate change research community has recognized that new pathway and scenario concepts are needed to implement impact and vulnerability assessment that is logically consistent across global, regional and local scales. The most common challenge is that global models do not provide context-specific answers, while scientists and decision makers require data and information about climate change, vulnerability, adaptation, mitigation and impacts at the local scale. The Agricultural Model Inter-comparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) provides the link between global climate change projections and sector-specific and regional pathways and scenarios (Antle et al., 2015; Rosenzweig et al., 2013). AgMIP, through a trans-disciplinary process involving both scientists and stakeholders, is developing Representative Agricultural Pathways (RAPs) for agricultural systems at both global and regional scales. In addition to climate modeling, RAPs include bio-physical and socio-economic drivers, associated capabilities, challenges and opportunities. RAPs can then be translated as components of the AgMIP Regional Integrated Assessments (RIA) of climate vulnerability and impacts…

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: RP-Market Institutions and Policies
CRPS: CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate Change Impacts, Agricultural Production Systems, AgMIP, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Climate change
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2015 10:12
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 06:22
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9207
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