Project Details

Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP Phase II): The future of food and farming in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa.

Duration: 01/Apr/2014 - 01/Mar/2016

Locations: West and Central Africa / Mali

Project contact: Dr Anthony Whitbread (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department for International Development (DFID)-UK

CGIAR Research Program: CCAFS

This project aims at reducing poverty and enhancing resilience to climate change,and building pathways for sustainable futures for smallholder crop-livestock systems in semi-arid southern Africa. Results from AgMIP-phase-1 show that incremental changes to intensify farming systems are insufficient for improving smallholder livelihoods. Drastic systems re-configuration is required, suited to context and supported by policy decisions. The project also hypothesizes that adaptation packages tailored to farm types have larger impacts than blanket recommendations. Multi-stakeholder engagement is critical for leveraging synergies from improved access to markets, technologies and information and better systems integration.

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