MOSAICC tool will help assess the effects of climate change on agriculture in Morocco
With support from the EU/FAO programme on ”Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction”, FAO has developed “MOSAICC” - an interdisciplinary package of models to simulate the impact of climate change on agriculture. A pilot test of MOSAICC has been organized with partner institutions in Morocco. The test is the first full implementation of the system in any country and will result in the compilation of version 1.0 of MOSAICC.
MOSAICC pilot test and climate change impact study
MOSAICC will help four national institutions and seven river basin agencies in Morocco understand the potential effects of climate change on:
- crop yields;
- surface water resources;
- the national economy.
The objectives of the pilot test are to:
- evaluate the models and their integration;
- test the system architecture; and
- improve the software, based on real life application, before further dissemination.
- Setting up a working group to manage MOSAICC
- Installing a server in Morocco to host the system
- Training experts to use the system and its models
Finally a detailed impact study will be carried out in Morocco and presented to governing institutions.
Calendar of activities
|April 2013||Installation of the MOSAICC server in Morocco|
|22 April - 13 June 2013||Training in system administration, climate data downscaling and interpolation, hydrology, crop yield and economic modeling.|
|14 June 2013||Workshop on the design of the impact study|
|June-February 2014||Models testing and impact study|
|March 2014||Final workshop|
Natural Resources Officer – Agrometeorologist
System Development Coordinator