The ILSI Research Foundation, Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS) is hosting a September workshop to evaluate methods for improving models that are needed to carry out a Sustainable Nutrition Security Assessment. To support workshop discussions, several surveys intended for model developers, users or individuals interested in model outputs have […]
The largest crop modeling training workshop of the year – the 2014 DSSAT Training Workshop was successfully held at the University of Georgia’s Griffin Campus during the week of May 19th. Total of 57 participants, representing 22 countries, attended the 6-day workshop to learn from the science and background of various components of the cropping systems modeling to […]
Organized by AGRODEP, IFPRI, and DSSAT Foundation, a DSSAT Training Workshop was held in Dakar, Senegal, in April 2014. Thirteen AGRODEP members from seven countries were trained to learn the background and science of crop system modeling, preparing the model input data and understanding model outputs, and the operation of DSSAT v4.6 and its applications.
European Society for Agronomy organizes the 8th ESA Congress – hosted by the Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences of the University of Debrecen, Hungary between 25-28 August 2014. Jon Lizaso, Professor at the Technical University of Madrid (and one of the core DSSAT Development Team), will give a keynote speech “IMPROVING CROP MODELS: […]
In December 2013, IFPRI published a series of three books presenting climate change impact assessment studies for three regions of Africa: East, Southern, and West Africa. Each study used DSSAT to assess the potential impacts of climate change scenarios on crop growth and yields, which were used as an input to the IMPACT global food […]
DSSAT Workshop in Thailand has been successfully held at the Chiang Mai University. Total of 19 participants representing 11 countries attended the workshop. The international participants were fully sponsored by the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA).
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) published a new report that measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity, prices, hunger, and trade flows as we approach 2050 and identifies practices which could significantly benefit developing nations. DSSAT was used to estimate the potential food security impact of adopting 11 promising agricultural technologies.
Sponsored by the DSSAT Foundation, the 17th Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems was held in Tampa, Florida, on November 4th, 2013. About 30 participants shared news, project progress updates, collaboration opportunities, and upcoming training workshops.