345-10 Agricultural Pathways and Scenarios for Regional Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impact, Vulnerability and Adaptation.

Poster Number 109

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Long Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Hall ABC
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Roberto O Valdivia1, John M Antle1, Cynthia Rosenzweig2, Alex C Ruane3, Joost Vervoort4, Muhammad Ashfaq5, Ibrahima Hathie6, Sabine Homann-Kee Tui7, Richard Mulwa8, C. Nhemachena9, Paramasivam Ponnusamy10, Dumindu Herath11 and Harbir Singh12, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
(2)N R Hudson Consulting, Inc., New York, NY
(3)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY
(4)Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
(5)University of Agriculture, Pakistan, Faisalabad, Pakistan
(6)Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR), Dakar, Senegal
(7)ICRISAT, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
(8)University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
(9)Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
(10)Department of Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Cimbatore, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
(11)Foundation for Environment, Climate and Technology, Rajawella, Sri Lanka
(12)Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Meerut, India
Poster Presentation
  • ASA -AgMIP_Valdivia et al RAPS_poster_10_26_14.pdf (1.3 MB)
  • The global change research community has recognized that new pathway and scenario concepts are needed to implement impact and vulnerability assessment that is logically consistent across local, regional and global scales (Moss et al. Science 2010). For global climate models, Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) have been developed; for impact and vulnerability assessment, new socio-economic pathway and scenario concepts have also been developed (Kriegler et al. 2012; van Vuuren et al. 2012, Global Env Change), with leadership from the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC). One of the goals of these new developments is for them to be linked to sector-specific and regional pathways and scenarios. A major effort in this direction is the development of global and regional Representative Agricultural Pathways (RAPs), with leadership from the Agricultural Model Inter-comparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP). This poster will provide an overview of the RAPs concept and methods for their development within the integrated assessment framework developed by AgMIP and then illustrate their development and use by the AgMIP Regional Research Teams in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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