"Model-Based integrated assessment of food security" by Prof James Jones

Past Event

13 February 2014, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Department of Zoology
11a Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3SZ

This talk is being hosted jointly by the ECI Food System Research Group and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food.

Speaker: Professor James Jones, University of Florida

Summary: In this talk, Professor James Jones will summarize the overall framework being developed and used by AgMIP contributors globally, with an emphasis on evaluation of technology and policy options for increasing productivity and reducing poverty at multiple scales, taking into account future climate change as well as future trends in other major factors affecting food security. Example results from AgMIP teams in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia will be shown.

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program (AgMIP) goals are to substantially improve the capabilities for evaluating food security at local to global scales by improving agricultural models and protocol-based methods for using them.

This talk will be followed by a drinks reception