In case you missed it (Part 4) – the launch of Climate Analogues

18 January, 2012 by (comments)

If you ever wanted a glimpse of how climate change could affect agriculture by as early as 2030, now’s your chance.

The Climate Analogues online tool, developed by scientists at CIAT, the CGIAR’s research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and two UK universities, shows how the climate – and therefore the optimal areas for the production of certain crops – will change over the next 18 years.

It is hoped the tool will encourage exchanges of knowledge between communities in different parts of the world, to enable food producers to adapt.

It was officially unveiled during the United Nations COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, last month.

For more, have a look at this article on the news blog of the scientific journal Nature and this write-up on the blog of CIAT’s Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) program, together with the accompanying press release.

More on this later in 2012.

Tagged With: , , , , , , , , , ,
Filed Under: Crops @en