Climate change adaptation in agriculture: Ex ante analysis of promising and alternative crop technologies using DSSAT and IMPACT

Robinson, S and D’Croz, D M and Islam, S and Cenacchi, N and Creamer, B and Gueneau, A and Hareau, G and Kleinwechter, U and Mottaleb, K and Nedumaran, S and Robertson, R and Rosegrant, M W and Sika, G and Sulser, T B and Wiebe, K (2015) Climate change adaptation in agriculture: Ex ante analysis of promising and alternative crop technologies using DSSAT and IMPACT. Discussion Paper. IFPRI, Washington, D.C..

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This work was supported by the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight (GFSF) project. GFSF is a CGIAR initiative led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF); the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets; and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS). This paper has not gone through IFPRI’s standard peer-review procedure. The opinions expressed here belong to the authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of GFSF, CGIAR, IFPRI, BMGF, PIM, or CCAFS. This complex, multidisciplinary study was built on the work of many researchers over an extended period of time as a part of the first phase of the GFSF project. We especially want to acknowledge the contributions of the CGIAR centers that collaborated with IFPRI in this study, namely the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the International Potato Center (CIP), the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Several of the study’s coauthors have changed affiliation since this work began: Bernardo Creamer was previously at CIAT, Arthur Gueneau was previously at IFPRI, Ulrich Kleinwechter was previously at CIP, Khondoker Mottaleb was previously at IRRI, and Gbegbelegbe Sika was previously at CIMMYT.


Achieving and maintaining global food security is challenged by changes in population, income, and climate, among other drivers. Assessing these challenges and possible solutions over the coming decades requires a rigorous multidisciplinary approach. To answer this challenge, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has developed a system of linked simulation models of global agriculture to do long-run scenario analysis of the effects of climate change and various adaptation strategies. This system includes the core International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT), which is linked to water models (global hydrology, water basin management, and water stress on crops) and crop simulation models.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Divisions: RP-Market Institutions and Policies
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)
Series Name: IFPRI Discussion Paper 01469
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interdisciplinary Research; IMPACT model; DSSAT model; Climate Smart Agriculture; Agricultural Research; Climate Change; Yields; Productivity; Adaptation; Food Security; Water
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Climate Change
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 08:59
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2015 09:05
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