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.
Elsevier’s Environmental Modelling and Software Journal is calling for papers for a special thematic issue on: “Agricultural systems modelling and software: current status and future prospects”.
With partial support of DFID/UKaid, ICRISAT/CCAFS, and CIMMYT/CSISA, AgMIP conducted a Multiple Cropmodel Training Workshop in India in March 2013 to train 48 participants to utilize multiple crop models and AgMIP software tools to conduct Regional Integrated Assessments of crop production and food security.
A two-day workshop on the “Simulation Modeling: A Decision Support System for Agro-technology Transfer for Improving the Standards of Research” was held at the Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan, Pakistan, on 3-4 March 2013 – organized by Department of Agronomy Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, sponsored by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Islamabad, Pakistan.