Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change - MOSAICC
MOSAICC in AMICAF - Step 1
MOSAICC is being deployed in the Philippines and in Peru in the framework of the AMICAF project. Projections under climate change scenarios will be produced to inform decisioners and vulnerable communities on potential impacts.
Launched in October 2011, the project called "Assessments of Climate Change Impacts and Mapping of Vulnerability to Food Insecurity under Climate Change to Strengthen Households Food Security with Livelihoods' Adaptation Approaches" and abbreviated AMICAF aims at assisting countries to address climate change impacts on agriculture from national to local level.
AMICAF is carried out following a 4 step methodology:
- Impacts of climate change on agriculture
- Food insecurity vulnerability analysis at household level
- Livelihood adaptation to climate change
- Institutional analysis and awareness raising
The project is being implemented in the Philippines (steps 1 to 4) and Peru (steps 1 and 2) in partnership with local institutions such as ministries, meteorological offices, universities and research centers. Delivery is expected at national level through capacity development, knowledge and communication management, support to institutions and production of guidance material as well as at global level with guidelines to implement the framework in other countries.
The first step of the methodology makes use of MOSAICC. The project includes the transfer of the system to the countries, capacity development in specialized national institutions as well as the projection of climatic data, surface water resources and crop yields to analyze vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate change.
More information on the project website.