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Technical Workshop

AgMIP: Regional Research and Coordination Team Mid-Term South Asia workshop July 22-26, 2013. Kathmandu, Nepal

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is a major international collaborative effort to assess the state of global agricultural modeling and to understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector.

For this, the South Asian research teams were meeting with AgMIP leadership to assess the fast-track evaluations and plan the completion of their regional assessments by meeting with AgMIP PIs and crop, climate, economic and IT leaders.

The South Asian teams were from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri lanka. In Pakistan, expert team of climate, crop, economics and IT scientists are analyzing the possible impacts of variable and changing climate on wheat, rice and cotton production under the agro-ecological conditions of Pakistan. The AgMIP regional study is anticipated to improve confidence in the performance of climate, crop and economic models by comparing them for the same input conditions utilizing the AgMIP Protocols.


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From Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq, Dr. Syed Aftab Wajid, Dr. Tasneem Khaliq, Dr. Fahd Rasul, Jamshad Hussain, Asif Naqvi and Kashif Razzaq of University of Agriculture; Dr. Shakeel Ahmed of BZU; Dr. Wajid Naseem of COMSATS; Dr. Ghulam Rasool and Ahsan Bukhari of Pakistan Meteorological Department.

Dr. Muhammd Irfan Baig UAAR and Manzoor Ahmed Khan as a stakeholder attended the workshop led by Prof. Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed Chattha. Lead PI of AgMIP-Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed presented his team work on impact assessment of climate change for rice zone.

Pakistani team met AgMIP leadership (Cynthia Rosenzweig, James Jones and John Antle), in presiding by Prof. Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad, for discussion of climate change in rice zone as well as future plans of project. AgMIP leadership encouraged team and AgMIP Resoure Person's (Prof. Dr. Gerrit Hogenboom) efforts for an unlikely work.

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