Flagship 1 – Technological Innovation and Sustainable Intensification: June – September 2017 updates

  • Keith Wiebe, co-leader of Cluster 1.1, participated in the ISPC meeting in Rabat, Morocco on September 18-19, and gave a presentation on “Quantitative Foresight Modeling to Inform the CGIAR Research Portfolio”. He also met with officials at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing on September 21-22 to discuss plans for collaborative research on the impacts of China-Africa transfer of agricultural technology.
  • Daniel Mason-D’Croz and Shahnila Dunston provided training on use of the IMPACT model for staff and students at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences during September 18-22.
  • The new volume released by Richard Robertson describes the global-scale crop modeling system behind IMPACT known as “Mink”. Read more>>
  • Nienke Beintema (Program head of Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI)) recently published an article in the Journal on Gender, Agriculture, and Food Security. The article is part of a special issue examining the impact of an AWARD capacity building program aimed at supporting the rise of African women into agricultural research leadership. Nienke presented her findings at a webinar hosted by the CGIAR Gender Platform, see her presentation here.
  • In collaboration with AWARD, ASTI launched a data portal on women in African agricultural research featuring detailed sex-disaggregated data on human resources in agricultural research, and graphic tools for country comparisons and analysis.

Selected publications

Dixit, Prakash N., Telleria, Roberto, Al Khatib, Amal N., Allouzib, Siham F. Decadal analysis of impact of future climate on wheat production in dry Mediterranean environment: A case of Jordan. Science of The Total Environment, Vol. 610-611, p. 219-233. Available online 11 August 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.270

Henriksson, Patrik John Gustav; Tran, Nhuong; Mohan, Chadag Vishnumurthy; Chan, Chin Yee; Rodriguez, U.-Primo; Mateos, Lara Dominguez; Utomo, Nur Bambang Priyo; and Hall, Stephen. Indonesian aquaculture futures – Evaluating environmental and socioeconomic potentials and limitations. Journal of Cleaner Production. Article in Press. First published online on June 16, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.133

Robertson, Richard D. 2017. Mink: Details of a global gridded crop modeling system. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131406

Spielman, David J. and Smale, Melinda. 2017. Policy options to accelerate variety change among smallholder farmers in South Asia and Africa South of the Sahara. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1666. Washington, D.C. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131364

Tran, Nhuong; Rodriguez, U.-Primo; Chan, Chin Yee; Philips, Michael John; Mohan, Chadag Vishnumurthy; Henriksson, Patrik John Gustav; Koeshendrajana, Sonny; Suri, Sharon; and Hall, Stephen. 2017. Indonesian aquaculture futures: An analysis of fish supply and demand in Indonesia to 2030 and role of aquaculture using the AsiaFish model. Marine Policy 79: pp. 25-32: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X16307205

Toth, Gregory G.; Nair, P. K. Ramachandran; Duffy, Colm P.; and Franzel, Steven C. Constraints to the adoption of fodder tree technology in Malawi. Sustainability Science. Article in Press. First published online on August 4, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-017-0460-2

Woodard, Josh; Andriessen, Mechteld; Cohen, Courtney; Cox, Cindy M.; Fritz, Steffen; Johnson, Drew; Koo, Jawoo; McLean, Morven; See, Linda; Speck, Tara; and Sturn, Tobias. 2017. Using ICT for remote sensing, crowdsourcing, and big data to unlock the potential of agricultural data. In ICT in Agriculture (Updated Edition): Connecting Smallholders to Knowledge, Networks, and Institutions, World Bank. Section 4: Improving Public Service Provision, Module 15, pp. 401-431. Washington, DC: World Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/27526