Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project 

The AgMIP Mission is to significantly improve agricultural models, and scientific and technological capabilities, for assessing impacts of climate variability and change and other driving forces on agriculture, food security, and poverty at local to global scales. 

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The Three AgMIP Pillars

Next-Generation Knowledge, Data, and Tools

Coordinated Global and Regional Assessments

Modeling Sustainable Farming Systems

Next-Gen Knowledge, Data, and Tools

Agricultural data stewardship and advanced tools are needed to enable sustainable production that can meet future national and international food, fiber, and bioenergy needs

Coordinated Global and Regional Assessments

CGRA uses a multi-model, multi-scale, multi-disciplinary, and multi-method framework to explore adaptation, mitigation, food policy, and food security in the face of an uncertain future

Modeling Sustainable Farming Systems

Sustainable farming systems is about assessing water; land; climate extremes and carbon-smart economically viable agricultural practices in a changing world

News

NEW PAPER CONTRASTS LONG-TERM TRENDS IN THE US MIDWEST

Mar 10, 2021

For the Midwest, some studies have suggested that reaching yield targets by 2050 will not be possible without additional precipitation or large expansion of irrigation. This paper shows that this claim is not supported by the historical summer climate trends…

NEW VIDEO MERGES ART AND CLIMATE SCIENCE

Feb 26, 2021

The Climate Impacts Group at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia Center for Climate Systems Research announces the official release of the video Science & Art in the Time of Coronavirus. 

RECENT AgMIP PAPER ON TRADE-OFF ANALYSIS

Feb 16, 2021

The paper discusses the advantages of trade-off analysis (TOA) over conventional economic analysis-Benefit-Cost Analysis-for the design and evaluation of sustainable development pathways and describes the currently available modeling tools and their strengths and limitations for use in TOA. 

NEW AgMIP PAPER EXAMINES CLIMATIC FORCING DATA

Jan 22, 2021

The paper explores uncertainty across up to 91 climate data / crop model combinations, isolates key climatic features driving interannual yield variation in each region, and quantifies performance of climatic forcing datasets for top countries and crop species.

Blog

AgMIP8 VIRTUAL WEBSHOP RECAP

Nov 25, 2020.

The AgMIP8 Virtual Webshop took place from October 12 – 16th and showcased three themes central to AgMIP’s research and development – food systems, shocks, and actions. The free, virtual event had over 1000 registrants and encouraged involvement amongst those new to food systems as well as experts within agriculture and nutrition fields… 

CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSES BENEFIT FROM A GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM APPROACH

Feb 18, 2020.

A paper released today by the journal Nature Food presents a new global food system approach to climate change research that brings together agricultural production, supply chains, and consumption. When these activities are considered together, they represent 21 to 37 percent of total human-caused greenhouse gas
emissions…

AgMIP BECOMES A GRA PARTNER

Oct 9, 2019.

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) brings governments, research institutions, and other organizations together to find ways to grow more food (and more climate-resilient food systems) without increasing greenhouse gas emissions.  It has 57 member countries from all regions of the world, and maintains partnerships with international and regional organizations…

FOOD SECURITY CHAPTER OF THE IPCC SPECIAL REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAND

Aug 20, 2019.

A new IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems, was released on August 8, 2019, in Geneva. Cynthia Rosenzweig, AgMIP Executive Committee Member, was a Coordinating Lead Author on the Food Security Chapter, together with Erik Mencos Contreras…

Research Approach

AgMIP research aims to substantially advance our understanding of model strengths, weaknesses, and uncertainty while also developing new approaches including data integration and transdisciplinary modeling frameworks…read more

Research Teams

Experts come together to advance crop studies, research methods, and other topics that are critical to understanding how agriculture and food systems will respond to climate and other factors now and in the future.  Learn more about our 30+ teams.

Research Sites and Regions

Sites evaluated in AgMIP assessments, plotted with major agricultural area (gray shading). figure and description of AgMIP studies provided in Ruane et al. 2017.