AgMIP, a unique community of practice for innovation, provided a pathway on addressing major global and national challenges at its 7th Global Workshop recently. Scientists from the CGIAR institutions who came together to discuss agricultural systems and outcomes, at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) here, looked at this as an opportunity for collaboration across the developing world.
AgMIP (Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project) brings together diverse teams and creates platforms for innovation, new science and collaboration across the developed and developing world. Since 2010, the AgMIP has been evaluating and developing simulation models of agricultural systems. The CGIAR is actively involved in this important community. The highlights of stakeholder engagement presented by Dr Sabine Homann Kee-Tui, ICRISAT, indicated that a range of scales was important for policies to support agricultural adaptation.