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Many thanks to the keynote speakers, moderators, panelists, rapporteurs, and participants for attending the AgMIP8 Virtual Webshop!

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The AgMIP8 Virtual Webshop will showcase collaborative advances across Workshop Themes.

Food Systems (Nutrition, Diets, and Food Security), Shocks (Resilience to Shocks and Stresses),

and Actions (From Assessment to Action)

Food Systems are vulnerable to weather shocks and climate change.  AgMIP methods support activities that build regional capacity for integrated food system assessments inclusive of nutrition.  They also provide a testbed for rapidly scaled-up research on food, nutrition, and health resilience strategies in the face of climate change.

Decision contexts can increasingly drive research that explores linked nutrition, crops, livestock, and economics aspects to transform food and nutrition delivery. 

AgMIP researchers in region can work with stakeholders to co-generate the science-based evidence to help deliver positive nutrition and health outcomes.

Shocks can hugely undermine societal stability leading to civil unrest and migration.  Understanding and anticipating stressors, tipping points, and interventions will make society more resilient to future food system shocks.

AgMIP scientists are analyzing recent changes in the global food system such as changing trade networks, food stocks, diseases, and diets; shifting probabilities of extreme climate events and how they could affect multiple breadbasket regions; and, behaviors of governments, supply chains, private companies and other food system actors. 

AgMIP is developing real-time monitoring, probabilistic scenarios, and near-term forecasting of climate shocks to scale up integrated, multi-disciplinary, and action-oriented research in service to society.

Action is made possible owing to collaborative innovation among a community of climate, agriculture, health, trade, security and foreign aid experts creating methods to enable adaptive transformation of the food system.  New tools translate and harmonize operations, linking research and decision frameworks to address food security and other societal needs in a world that is increasingly characterized by large and, at times, tumultuous changes. A food system that was already straining to deliver affordable and nutritious food to world populations is profoundly impacted by Covid-19 dynamics and responses.  Shifting baselines are altering risk profiles in ways yet to be fully understood, elevating the potential for shocks from climate and other factors, with acute, wide-ranging, and cascading impacts.  The AgMIP community is advancing approaches to understand, project, and address these challenges.