AgMIP Impacts Explorer
May 14, 2018
Impacts Explorer: Spatial Dashboard overview of visualized results for Nkayi, Zimbabwe.
The creation of AgMIP Impacts Explorer is a collaboration of scientists and staff at Columbia University/GISS, Oregon State University, the University of Florida, and Wageningen University. The tool co-design and function was implemented by Wageningen Environmental Research. Results feature the work of the AgMIP Regional Research Teams in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The project was funded by the UKAid and the input from stakeholders throughout the process has been and is still very much appreciated.
The Impacts Explorer is built on years of research and AgMIP7 is a great opportunity for feedback and evaluation to ensure that the stakeholder’s needs have been met and to engage new users. As the intent is to continue to integrate data and key messages that are decision oriented, the stakeholder feedback is critical to ensure that expressed needs are being accounted for.
A continued integration of data and key messages will further bridge the gap between research outputs and easily accessible information. To enhance the quality of the Impacts Explorer, future users and stakeholders will be interviewed to give feedback on the current version. At the AgMIP7 global conference, stakeholder feedback from the Latin American community among others will be integrated for the first time and the tool will be on display with a booth for new users to engage and provide feedback.