Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC)


Peru, with its rainforests and tropical glaciers, is highly vulnerable to climate change. Extreme weather events, like El Niño, changes in precipitation patterns and rising temperatures are threatening the country’s rich ecosystems and putting people’s livelihoods and food security at risk. Over the past years, harvests have been damaged and yields decreased due to changing weather patterns and degraded natural resources.

MOSAICC within project framework

FAO has implemented, from 2012 to 2015, a project named “Analysis and Mapping of Impacts under Climate Change for Adaptation and Food Security” (AMICAF) in the Philippines and Peru, which aims at assisting countries to address climate change impacts on agriculture from national to local level.

AMICAF consists of four components:

  1. Impacts of climate change on agriculture
  2. Food insecurity vulnerability analysis at household level
  3. Livelihood adaptation to climate change
  4. Institutional analysis and awareness raising

 The first component uses the MOSAICC platform to generate spatially downscaled climate change scenarios and a robust assessment of the impacts of climate change on agricultural crops and water resources. 

AMICAF continues its second phase in Paraguay and Indonesia.