Workshop: climate change impacts on agriculture across the Greater Mekong Sub-region
As part of a study to provide an overview of climate variability and likely climate change impacts on agriculture across the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) in South East Asia, the regional office of CIAT in Hanoi together with the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) and Scientists from DAPA have given a two-day stakeholder engagement workshop and training. Participants from Agriculture Research Institutes and Universities of Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and two neighboring provinces of China Yunnan and Guangxi have been invited to attend the workshop and training.
The following agenda was provided:
- Overview of the likely impacts of climate change on agriculture in the GMS region.
- Present and discuss the methodology of suitability analysis and land use change assessment.
- Presentation from participants and discussion on climate change, crop modeling and land use change
- Training of participants in the use of the climate-suitability model Ecocrop.
The outputs of the workshop and project will be used to guide the research activities of the CGIAR program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and to inform and provide national and sub-national governments with policy recommendations.