Climate change and agriculture in Central America and the Andean region

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PIM Webinar

January 29, 2020, 10-11 AM EST

This webinar will present results from a multiyear study assessing the potential impact of climate change on the agriculture sector in the region through 2050.

Climate change poses a threat to food security and nutrition, largely through its impacts on agricultural production. To help developing countries identify where adaptation measures are most needed, IFPRI, with support from the CGIAR Research Programs on Policy, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS), conducted a multiyear study to assess the potential impact of climate change on the agriculture sector through 2050, taking into account the likely landscape of political and economic challenges that policy makers will face. The study integrated results from climate and economic models, and included detailed biophysical and bioeconomic analyses of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica in Central America and Colombia and Peru in the Andean region of South America. Analysis was done at a 30- to 50-kilometer resolution for a detailed distribution of the direct climate shocks, and at the country level to show aggregate economic shocks.


Presenters and panelists:

Timothy Thomas, Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Ana R. Rios, Natural Resources and Climate Change Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank

Deissy Martínez Barón, Regional Program Coordinator for Latin America, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS)


Frank Place, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)

The recording of the webinar will be available on the PIM website soon after the life event.

Photo: Irrigated maize (middle distance) during the dry season in Jamastran, Honduras. Photo by Neil Palmer / CIAT