• November 30, 2010

    Introducing CASE Maps

    Food Security CASE Maps are Interactive Climate, Agriculture, and Socio-Economic Maps. They are based on and inspired by analysis in IFPRI’s 2010 report:  Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results Policy Options. Click here to see the full report; click here for the brief. For more information about how to use CASE […]

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  • June 25, 2012

    Overhauling the Global Food Production System

    "One billion people eat too little. One billion others eat too much. One-third of all food harvested around the world is lost or wasted." So begins a Scientific American blog post by Dr. Bruce Campbell, the Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Calling for a "drastic overhaul" […]

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  • June 11, 2012

    China Launches Climate Change Think Tank

    China launched on Monday a new think tank devoted to climate change. The first item on the agenda of the National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Center (NCSC) is the country's carbon trading system.

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  • May 15, 2012

    New Index Measures Climate Readiness

    The world is already dealing with the impacts of climate change.  But not all countries are prepared for the unpredictability that marks the new climate reality. To promote awareness about the need for national governments but especially private companies to invest in climate change adaptation—now, before it’s too late—the Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) developed a tool that […]

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  • April 18, 2012

    Climate Change & Farmers: IFPRI Delivers New Insight into “Extreme” Problem

    Cross-posted from IFPRI.ORG Farmers around the world are grappling with the impacts of climate change and their struggle is only going to get worse as extreme weather events, shifting weather patterns, and increased temperatures make it more difficult to grow enough food to feed an increasing world population. Climate change “has already affected agricultural productivity […]

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  • April 14, 2011

    CASE Maps platform designer wins award

    The creator of StatPlanet--the platform on which CASE Maps is based--won first place in the World Bank's Apps for Development Award, which recognized software applications that help to solve development challenges. StatPlanet creator Frank van Cappelle beat out 106 other entries with StatPlanetWorldBank--a collaboration with WorldBank that is similar to StatPlanet's partnership with IFPRI. Click […]

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  • January 11, 2011

    Nelson joins lively NYT discussion on food security

    Gerald Nelson, IFPRI's senior climate change researcher and the lead author of Food security, farming, and climate change to 2050, the research monograph on which CASE Maps is based, was recently quoted at length in the New York Times' influential climate change column Dot Earth. In Varied Menus for Sustaining a Well-Fed World, he discussed […]

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  • November 22, 2010

    International trade is key

    Food Security CASE Maps: Interactive Climate, Agriculture, and Socio-Economic Maps is based on analysis in IFPRI’s December 2010 report:  Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results Policy Options. One of the report's four main messages is highlighted here. International trade plays an essential role in compensating for various climate change effects. Despite […]

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  • November 22, 2010

    Will climate change affect what people eat?

    This post, by Nicholas Magnan (n.magnan@cgiar.org), sheds light on the lessons learned from IFPRI's research monograph: Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results, Policy Options. Different crops react differently to changes in temperature and precipitation. Furthermore, climate change will affect the various regions of the world differently, and each region cultivates its own […]

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  • November 22, 2010

    Can Canada (and other cold countries) feed the world if it heats up?

    This post, by Nicholas Magnan (n.magnan@cgiar.org), sheds light on the lessons learned from IFPRI's research monograph: Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results, Policy Options. While some recent studies conclude that North American agriculture, including the highly productive Canadian prairies, [1] is expected to be less vulnerable to climate change than other regions […]

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