Building Team Chemistry: The Bigger Picture Behind Cows & Climate
Animal Biology Graduate Student, UC Davis
Year Awarded 2022
FFAR award amount $100,000
Total award amount $200,000
Location Palmira, Colombia
Matching Funders PepsiCo
Extreme events are increasing in frequency and severity and have impacted key agricultural crops globally. Unpredictable and severe weather is a constant threat to agriculture as droughts, floods and storms can wreak havoc on crops and producer profitability.
AgMission awarded a grant to the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) that is identifying and assessing the likelihood of future climate risks and extreme events, and their potential impacts on yields and quality of key crops in North America, South Africa, Egypt and Brazil.
This data synthesis project will develop a risk assessment tool designed to be used by decision makers developing practical interventions with specific farming communities on climate adaptation.
Data provided from this project will help translate detailed technical information into guidance for agricultural producers and supply chain stakeholders on near term risks from climate extremes.
Producers and other supply chain actors can eventually use this publicly available web dashboard to:
The methods, code and data used in the project will be archived in public repositories according to the FAIR data principles, and the results will be publicly available via a web dashboard.
The risk assessment tool developed in this project will be provided as a resource for a 2023 PepsiCo RFA on climate adaptation implementation with agricultural producers. It will enable applicants to access science-based guidance to design climate-smart agricultural practice adoption strategies for communities of farmers. This resource is intended to help agricultural supply chains and communities identify risks to inform adaptation action by providing access to the most advanced climate science and modeling in a tailored and accessible format.
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