New climate change and food system assessments

  • 10th May 2016
  • by secretary

10 to 13 May 2016. Rotterdam. Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). The European Commission and the Government of the Netherlands co-host the fourth edition this week from
A number of sessons are live streamed.
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12 May, 08.45 – 10.30. Webstreaming New climate change and food system assessments: coordinating global and regional scales
Food security is one of the most prominent areas of scientific inquiry and popular concern related to climate change’s potential to disrupt society. This session focuses on new directions in food system assessments including integration across global and regional scales, linkages to nutrition and health, and sustainable agriculture. Impacts of extreme events will be explored on both biophysical and socioeconomic aspects. Opportunities for participation and collaboration in AgMIP and other projects and programmes will be shared in the discussion.

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is a major international collaborative effort to assess the state of global agricultural modeling and to understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector.


  1. Towards a new food system assessment: AgMIP coordinated global and regional assessment of climate change and food security ; Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA GISS), USA
  2. Global economic models: up- and down-stream linkages; Herman Lotze-Campen, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
  3. AgMIP’s gridded crop modeling initiative: from global impact assessments to practical solutions for adaptation; Delphine Deryng, University of Chicago & NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA
The 6th AgMIP Global Workshop  will be held in Montpellier, France: 28-30th June 2016