Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC)

Why was MOSAICC developed?

Information on the impacts of climate change is a primary resource for policy makers trying to cope with climate change. In recent years, scientists have developed a range of different models to monitor, evaluate and predict the effects of climate change; however, this information is often incomplete or focused exclusively on one scientific domain.

For that reason, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with European research institutes, developed MOSAICC - an innovative, interdisciplinary approach as an ideal tool to carry out climate change impact assessment studies at the national level.

The aim of MOSAICC is to build capacities of experts in countries to understand potential climate change impacts better, and to help policymakers with climate change adaptation strategies, programmes, projects and investments. 

The models integrated in MOSAICC are organized in five main components: 

Who is it for?

  • Researchers and students in the fields of climatology, agronomy, hydrology, forestry or economics can use MOSAICC as a powerful tool for the simulation of the impacts of climate change
  • Decision-makers pressed to provide answers to the challenges posed by changing climate conditions