Climate Prediction and Agriculture (CLIMAG)

The CLIMAG Project was completed in 2005.

Climate Prediction and Agriculture (CLIMAG) was an interdisciplinary project implemented in Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America by START in partnership with the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Office of Global Programs (NOAA-OGP), the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), the Agricultural Production Systems Research Unit (APSRU), and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI).

The goal of CLIMAG was to demonstrate the practical utility of forecasts of regional climate variability at intra-seasonal to seasonal scales in agricultural decision-making. CLIMAG advanced understanding of how climate knowledge and prediction capacity at seasonal time scales can contribute to adaptive management and resilience within agricultural systems and therefore enhance food and livelihood security. Climate information and prediction information generated by the CLIMAG project provided important inputs into agricultural planning in several developing countries.

Key publications from the CLIMAG project include:

For more information, contact Jon Padgham

Last Updated on January 15th, 2013