AgMIP-Low input farming systems

Photo by Ewert et al., 2006 iEMSs

The main objective of this activity is to improve the predictive capacity of crop models under climate change in low soil fertility/low input cropping systems of the (sub)tropics. The specific objectives are:

  • to collate available data for crop growth model intercomparison and improvement in the (sub)tropics;
  • to improve cropping systems models for interactions of climate change and low soil fertility/low input cropping systems;
  • to assess potential agricultural adaptation strategies for smallholder farmers to cope with climate change.


CIRAD, France is leading this activity in collaboration with the University of Florida, Michigan State University, and NASA, USA. 25 Maize modeling groups worldwide are participating.

List of publication

  1. Falconnier et al. (2019) Model intercomparison of maize response to climate change in low-input smallholder cropping systems. Poster at 3rd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference, Budapest, Hungary.
Bahareh Kamali
Scientist and lecturer