Asia Region

Main Contacts for Initiative

India: Nataraja Subash, Vellingri Geethalakshmi, Naresh Kumar, and Dakshina Murthy.

Brief Description of Activity

National Initiatives

  • India: NICRA, FASAL, SUU- Programmes
  • China – green grain, arable land shift to west

Region specific models – climate/ crop/ economic


Integration of these initiatives with AgMIP

  • Identify missing links and possibilities
  • National level economic assessment models are missing (Regional/ subnational available)
  • AgMIP should build up another layer on Broader economy, policy, social safety net, changing trade policies
  • Asia – AgMIP – Virtual GroupCollaboration with ACIAR, SAARC, ASEAN and other groups


Overview of Participants

Represented by scientists India, Australia and China covering National (ICAR, TNAU, USDA/FAS) and International (ICRISAT, IFFRI, CSIRO, Univ. of YORK)


India: Adaptation is primary / Mitigation considered as co- benefit/ Crop diversification in mono cropped area / Incentivizing the special crops like minor millet / Over use of ground and surface water / NUTRI BASKET by ICRISAT

China: Biggest emitters – mitigation is important/ Nutritional security issues – import a lot from Global market/ Govt. policy- Sustainable intensification – Expansion of area under Arid and Semi-Arid region – concern on ecosystem changes

Reports or Papers submitted/published soon

Regional Assessment book chapters -2

Journal articles – 3 from South India + 2 from IGB Austral: Mitigation in Australian range Farms


Push Mechanism

  • What pressing problems require scientific solution?
  • Single crop to cropping system analysis – developing local experiences to run the model
  • Expanding AgMIP activities to new crops
  • Extreme events – primary & Secondary impacts


Pull Mechanism

  • What pressing problems require scientific solution?
  • Link with national economists and economic modellers who need the information coming from AgMIP to better understand the impacts of shocks on crops/ livelihoods, etc