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Feedback for web-based tool for visualising future climate impacts on agricultural systems

The Agricultural Model intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is an international collaborative effort to improve agricultural modelling and to understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector at global, national, and regional scales. They have produced a beta version of a visualization tool for the assessment of current and future agricultural systems. 

The consortium is inviting users to test the Impacts Explorer’s capabilities, interactive visualizations and descriptions of key findings, as well as their regional integrated assessment methodology. They intend for feedback to help to fine-tune the tool to better engage with agriculture and food security stakeholders and experts from around the world.

More information is available here. The tool itself can be found here

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