Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC)

Climate and crop components applied in Paraguay


Paraguay’s economy is dependent on the agriculture and livestock sectors, which are highly vulnerable to climate change. More than 80 percent of farmers are small holders with properties of less than 20 hectares with limited capacity for adaptation to climate change. It is therefore important that the future impacts of climate change are assessed for evidence based adaptation planning and support.

Since July 2016 FAO has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) and other government agencies in Paraguay through AMICAF. The climate and the crop components of MOSAICC have been applied in Paraguay, however it has been determined that the hydrological component of the MOSAICC platform used in other countries would be difficult to develop in Paraguay, especially with the lack of data necessary to run the models. 

All technical trainings have been completed by July 2017, and local partners have produced preliminary results.