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FAO-MOSAICC

FAO-MOSAICC (MOdelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change), designed to carry out each step of the impact assessment from climate scenarios downscaling to economic impact analysis at national level

logo_Mosaicc.png Project type: European project
Funding institution: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
Program: Research/Trasfer Contracts
Code: GCP/GLO/243/EC
Period: January 2010 - December 2015
Status: In progress
Web: http://www.fao.org/climatechange/mosaicc

FAO-MOSAICC (for MOdelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change) is a system of models designed to carry out each step of the impact assessment from climate scenarios downscaling to economic impact analysis at national level.

The four main components of the methodology are a statistical downscaling method for processing GCM (Global Circulation Models) output data, a hydrological model for estimating water resources for irrigation, a crop growth model to simulate future crop yields and finally a CGE (Computable General Equilibrium) model to assess the effect of changing yields on national economies.

The modelling system also comprise documentation on methods and tools, as well as user manuals and sample data. The system will be installed in candidate countries and national institutions in which training will be organized (more details in section "Dissemination and capacity building"). Two cases are foreseen in 2011 in two African countries.