Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Climate change modeling workshop ongoing at IRRI

The inception workshop for the Integrated Modeling of Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Productivity and Socio-Economic Status, or IMCASE, is now being held (3–5 September 2013) at the Social Sciences Division, IRRI Headquarters.

The workshop aims to present an overview of the IMCASE project to stakeholders, introduce various modeling tools that the project will use, discuss the integration mechanism of these modeling tools, and explore potential collaboration with ongoing related projects and institutions.

Participants of the inception workshop were from government agencies and NGOs and include the Food and Agriculture Organization; Global Information and Early Warning Systems; International Center for Tropical Agriculture; Asian Development Bank; International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center; Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia; International Research Institute for Climate and Society; DA-Bureau of Agricultural Statistics; the Climate Monitoring and Prediction and Philippine Impact Assessment and Applications sections of the Climatology and Agrometereology Division, PAGASA; Analysis and Mapping of Impacts under Climate Change for Adaptation and Food Security; and IRRI.

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