SAAMIIP Phase 2 regional integrated assessment (RIA) will build on the work done in Phase 1, which was completed in 2014. The main focus of phase 2 will be to update, improve and document previous inputs and outputs for South African commercial maize farming systems, and the small scale farming systems in Namibia and Botswana. To complement the latter two regions two new small sale farming locations in South Africa will be added. The main aim of the project is to complete two Representative Agricultural Pathways (RAPS), two adaptation scenarios for maize systems in both commercial and small holder systems in South Africa, and small holder systems in Namibia and Botswana. Further emphasis will be to particularly advance stakeholder engagement beyond Phase 1 achievements, to develop livestock assessment, and actively contribute to the ‘Impacts Explorer’ tool.
Time frames: 2 year project, from May 2015 to April 2017
Funder: The Agricultural Model Inter-comparison and improvement Project (AgMIP)
Partners: Led by the South African Agricultural Research Council (ARC), in cooperation with Facilitation of Systemic Change Consulting, University of Venda, Botswana College of Agriculture, Polytechnic of Namibia and the University of the Free State
For further details: Contact Dr Olivier Crespo