Rethinking Cassava Model

Cassava Modeling Team

Cassava Modeling Team

A new initiative has been launched by CIAT to improve the current DSSAT Cassava Model (CROPSIM-Cassava).

In August 2012, a meeting was held at the CIAT headquarter in Cali, Colombia, between crop modelers and physiologists from CIAT, and the maintainers and developers of the model. A stronger collaboration was built and roles were defined for each of the institutions and researchers, with CIAT taking a leading role in the model development and evaluation. Further steps on model development will include:

  1. the final cleaning of the current cassava module
  2. the analysis of species, ecotype and cultivar coefficients
  3. the incorporation of any new required routines to account for processes not already in DSSAT
  4. a final phase of model evaluation

A bulletin from the meeting can be found here; for more information contact Patricia Moreno at CIAT.

About Jawoo Koo

Research Fellow at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC. Working on the meso-scale crop systems modeling applicaitons for Sub-Saharan Africa region.

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