20
Dec

4th DSSAT Development Sprint

During the week of December 7, 2015, a group of 21 DSSAT developers from around the world were gathered at IFDC Headquarters in Muscle Shoal, Alabama, for the 4th DSSAT Development Sprint Workshop. This was another “working” workshop with emphasis on code development and model and tool improvement. Specific issues/topics discussed during the Sprint includes: Specific crops Taro Tanier […]

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22
Oct

DSSAT-estimated climate change impacts featured in National Geographic Magazine

The upcoming issue of National Geographic Magazine (November 2015) features a story describing DSSAT-estimated climate change impacts on four crops at global scale.

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15
Oct

A New Global High-Resolution Soil Profile Database for DSSAT

The HarvestChoice Project at IFPRI, in collaboration with IRI at Columbia University and Michigan State University, published a working paper on the development of a new, global high-resolution soil profile database for DSSAT. The dataset is freely available at IFPRI’s Dataverse at http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/1PEEY0.

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05
Oct

“Thank You” note from the ICTP and AGRHYMET

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, in collaboration with the AGRHYMET Regional Center, Niger, organized a workshop on “Climate Applications for Food Security” from September 28 to October 2, 2015 in Niamey, Niger. DSSAT v4.6 was one of the tools used in the hand-on training of the workshop, and the organization […]

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05
Oct

The 19th Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

If you are attending the 2015 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meetings in Minneapolis, Minnesota, come and join us at the DSSAT Foundation Open Forum, where we will exchange what’s new on the crop modeling research, collaboration opportunities, and related data and tools development activities. The forum is an informal discussion about crop modeling and decision support systems and […]

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10
Jul

Call for Papers: iCROPM2016 Symposium | Berlin, March 2016

The call for papers is now open for the international iCROPM2016 Symposium on “Crop Modelling for Agriculture and Food Security under Global Climate Change”,  15-17 March, in Berlin. iCROPM2016 gathers internationally renowned scientists in the field of crop modelling and aims to: Review the recent advances in modelling crops and grasslands to support improved agricultural […]

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19
Jun

DSSAT Development Sprint 2015

During the week of June 15, 2015, a group of 14 DSSAT developers were gathered at the Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC) of the University of Arizona for the 3rd DSSAT Development Sprint Workshop 2015.

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14
Jun

The International Global Change Institute (IGCI) is Sponsoring Students

From CLIMsystems’ Newsletter: IGCI is a not-for-profit NGO run from Hamilton, New Zealand. Many of the staff at CLIMsystems are involved in IGCI activities. The institute is currently working with the Asia Pacific Network on projects and conference events. IGCI is now proud to announce a first tranche of sponsorship for 100 students in need […]

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04
Jun

DSSAT Training Workshop 2015 at the University of Georgia

The largest crop modeling training workshop event of the year – the 2015 DSSAT Training Workshop was successfully held at the University of Georgia’s Griffin Campus during the week of May 18th.

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14
May

OECD uses DSSAT model for climate-smart agriculture strategies

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) used IFPRI’s International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT) modeling framework, which incorporated DSSAT-estimated crop productivity change scenarios, to create sophisticated projections of agricultural commodities and trade.

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