The impacts of future climate change on farming systems are complex and uncertain. Policy-makers need actionable information in order to ensure future food security. They must be well informed of regional conditions and adaptation options so national policies will support local actions for improvement.
The Agricultural Model intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is an international collaborative effort to improve agricultural modelling and to understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector at global, national, and regional scales.
The integrated assessments conducted in the regional and national studies connect information from climate, crop and economic model simulations, and knowledge from experts and stakeholders. They give insight in the vulnerability of these complex systems and test adaptations to improve farmers' livelihoods.
This section explains important elements of the AgMIP methodology.