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EIGER-Ag

Exploiting Information on Global Environmental Risks – Agriculture


Title: EIGER-Ag (Exploiting Information on Global Environmental Risks – Agriculture)
Abstract: EIGER-Ag has two objectives:
1.    To enhance the knowledge of and data available on land suitability and yield of key agricultural raw materials under climate change conditions.
2.    To serve as a pilot project for using spatially-referenced data sets to assist decision making and to improve environmental risk assessments.

EIGER-Ag will draw on the existing Agro-Ecological Zones (AEZ)
methodology, which was developed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO) and IIASA iiasa.ac.at/Research/LUC/GAEZ
Person in charge: Frank Ewert
Runtime: 2006 - 2009
Funding: Unilever
Cooperating partner: Unilever, Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Wageningen University 
Publications: Teixeira, E., G. Fischer, H. van Velthuizen, F. Ewert, R. van Dingenen, F. Dentener, G. Mills, 2009. Risks of surface ozone damage for food supply: Assessing potential impacts and adaptation options for soybean crops at global and regional scales. International Congress on Climate Change "Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions", 10-12 March 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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