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How will crop yields change with an uncertain climate future?

IFPRI researchers recently received some attention for research on how climate change will affect croplands in the future. Using HADGEM2, a climate prediction model, Research Fellow Richard Robertson was able to predict what kinds of yields we might…

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A comparative analysis of global cropping systems models and maps

This study aims to explore and quantify systematic similarities and differences between four major global cropping systems products: the dataset of monthly irrigated and rainfed crop areas around the year 2000 (MIRCA2000), the spatial production…

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International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT)

The IMPACT model is designed to examine alternative futures for global food supply, demand, trade, prices, and food security. The IMPACT model allows IFPRI to provide both fundamental, global baseline projections of agricultural commodity supply,…

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Global carbon markets

Global climate change poses great risks to poor people whose livelihoods depend directly on the use of natural resources. Mitigation of the adverse effects of climate change is a high priority on the international agenda. Carbon trading, under the…

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The impact of climate change and adaptation on food production in low-income countries

This paper presents an empirical analysis of the impact of climate change on food production in a typical low-income developing country. Furthermore, it provides an estimation of the determinants of adaptation to climate change and the implications of…