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Objective

Americans are encouraged to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy, balanced diet. However, meeting increased demand for these highly nutritious foods will be challenging for domestic production regions in the United States. These supply chains are undergoing significant innovation and transformation as a result of multiple drivers including: consumer preference for fresh produce grown locally; climate change and increased competition for natural resources; cost and availability of labor; efforts to improve sustainability profiles; and the rise of protected and peri-urban production.

Using an integrated, collaborative approach, a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional team co-led by the ILSI Research Foundation and the University of Florida will help the US maintain a nutritious, reliable, affordable, and environmentally-sound food supply.

Collaborators & Partners

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, University of Florida, International Food Policy Research Institute, University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services, and Washington State University

Current Work

In 2017, the ILSI Research Foundation and the University of Florida were awarded a $3 million, four-year grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) for the project “Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Opportunities”.

The goals of the project are to: 

  • Enhance the productivity, resilience, and sustainability of domestic produce supply chains
  • Use integrated (crop, economic, and environmental) modeling to identify and test adaptation & mitigation strategies for these systems

The project team includes scientists, extension specialists, practitioners, and students from the ILSI Research Foundation (ILSI RF), University of Florida (UF), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of Arkansas (UARK), University of Illinois (UIUC), Washington State University (WSU), and World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services (WAEES).

The focus of the team is on strategies and land use change resulting from innovation in domestic produce supply changes. 

Crop modeling, economic modeling, and environmental modeling will be used to determine current and future climate and water availability impacts on yield, quality, price, and environmental profile of selected fruit and vegetable crops.

Crop Modeling

UF, WSU, and UIUC will determine current and future climate and water availability impacts on yield and quality of selected fruit and vegetable crops in current and potential future production states

Economic Modeling

IFPRI and WAEES will determine current and future prices and production costs of selected fruit and vegetable crops, with a focus on California, the Pacific Northwest, and Southeast

Life Cycle Assessment Modeling

UARK will identify and evaluate cost-effective adaptation and mitigation opportunities

Stakeholders & Extension

ILSI RF, UF, and WSU will engage stakeholders and decision makers to ensure models reflect realistic practices and that outputs provide useful, actionable information

Crops

8 crops were selected based on importance to nutrition as well as data and model availability:
potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn, green beans, strawberries, oranges, carrots, and spinach.

Resources

Protocol

The project's Protocol for US Fruit & Vegetable Crop Modeling

Postcard

A brochure about the project

Poster

A bird's-eye view of the project

Factsheet

A summary of the project's recent activities

Mechanistic Crop Modeling and Life-Cycle Assessment Modeling Workshops

Gainesville, FL, USA

Two workshops for the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains project were held at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Workshop participants included scientists and extension specialists from the ILSI Research Foundation, University of Florida, University of Arkansas, Washington State University, and the World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services.

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Sustainable Agriculture Summit

Kansas City, MO, USA

The Sustainable Agriculture Summit convened diverse stakeholders from across the food and agricultural supply chain to discuss opportunities to advance continuous improvement in agricultural sustainability. The ILSI Research Foundation, University of Arkansas and the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops  organized a one-hour Breakout Session on “Innovating Resilient US Fruit & Vegetable Supply Chains: Exploring Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Opportunities.”

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CQuest

St. Louis, MO, United States

The ILSI Research Foundation organized a two-day workshop to develop prioritized research targets for supporting vital agricultural goals.

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By Invitation Only

About Agenda Photos About

The 3rd Annual Workshop for the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains project took place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on July 10-11, 2019. Workshop participants included scientists and extension specialists from the University of Florida, ILSI Research Foundation, Washington State University, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, and World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services (WAEES).

Co-led by the University of Florida and ILSI Research Foundation, the multi-organization team was awarded a four-year grant by the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) in 2017. The team uses various forms of modeling to study US fruit and vegetable supply chains, with a focus on climate adaptation and mitigation opportunities.

Learn more about the project here!

Agenda

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Integrated Paper Update
Dr. Greg Thoma, University of Arkansas
Dr. Dave Gustafson, ILSI Research Foundation Downscaling of Future Irrigation Water Availability
Dr. Kirti Rajagopalan, Washington State University
Dr. Marty Matlock, University of Arkansas Updates from the Extension Teams
Dr. Kirti Rajagopalan, Washington State University
Dr. Clyde Fraisse, University of Florida Economic and Land Use Change Modeling Update
Dr. John Kruse, World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services
Dr. Pon Intarapapong, World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services Advisory Committee Teleconference
All Guided Tour of FACE Field Site
Dr. Don Ort, University of Illinois

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Updates from the Crop Modeling Teams
Dr. Kaiyu Guan, University of Illinois
Dr. Claudio Stöckle, Washington State University
Dr. Senthold Asseng, University of Florida Hydrology Modeling Update
Dr. Kirti Rajagopalan, Washington State University
Dr. Claudio Stöckle, Washington State University
Life-Cycle Assessment Modeling Update
Dr. Greg Thoma, University of Arkansas
Dr. Ranjan Parajuli, University of Arkansas Stakeholder Engagement Update
Dr. Dave Gustafson, ILSI Research and Foundation Current/Future IMPACT Model Development Plans of Potential Relevance to the Project
Mr. Tim Sulser, IFPRI
Dr. Ricky Robertson, IFPRI Publication Strategy
Dr. Senthold Asseng, University of Florida
Dr. Dave Gustafson, ILSI Research Foundation Project Evaluation 
Dr. Senthold Asseng, University of Florida
Dr. Dave Gustafson, ILSI Research Foundation Proposal Strategies 
Dr. Senthold Asseng, University of Florida Project Schedule and Additional Crops
Dr. Senthold Asseng, University of Florida
Dr. Dave Gustafson, ILSI Research Foundation Action Items, Assignments, and Due Dates
Ms. Layla Tarar, ILSI Research Foundation Photos

Participants from the Project

Senthold

Dr. Senthold Asseng

University of Florida

Clyde

Dr. Clyde Fraisse

University of Florida

Kaiyu

Dr. Kaiyu Guan

University of Illinois

Dave Gustafson

Dr. Dave Gustafson

ILSI Research Foundation

Gerrit Hoogenboom (UFL)

Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom

University of Florida

John

Dr. John Kruse

WAEES

Marty

Dr. Marty Matlock

University of Arkansas

Staff_Mclean_updated

Dr. Morven McLean

ILSI Research Foundation

Ranjan Parajuli

Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

University of Arkansas

Kirti

Dr. Kirti Rajagopalan

Washington State University

Ricky

Dr. Ricky Robertson

IFPRI

Washington State University

Dr. Claudio Stöckle

Washington State University

Tim_edited

Mr. Tim Sulser

IFPRI

ILSI Research Foundation Staff Layla Tarar

Ms. Layla Tarar

ILSI Research Foundation

Greg

Dr. Greg Thoma

University of Arkansas

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The 2nd Annual Workshop for the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains project was held at the Clore Center in Prosser, Washington. Workshop participants included scientists and extension specialists from the University of Florida, ILSI Research Foundation, Washington State University, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, and World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services (WAEES).

Co-led by the University of Florida and ILSI Research Foundation, the multi-organization team was awarded a four-year grant by the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) last year. The team will be using various forms of modeling to study US fruit and vegetable supply chains, with a focus on climate adaptation and mitigation opportunities.

Agenda

Monday, June 23, 2018

Pre-Meeting on Life Cycle Assessment Modeling with Washington State University Extension Personnel
Session Lead(s): Mr. Chad Kruger and Ms. Kirti Rajagopalan

Tour of Hartley Produce's Packing Facility and Nearby Fields
Session Lead(s): Mr. Chad Kruger and Ms. Kirti Rajagopalan

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Crop Modeling Update on Year 1 Crops
Session Lead(s): Dr. Senthold Asseng and Dr. Claudio Stöckle

Discussion about the CO2 Fertilization Effect
Session Lead(s): Mr. Tim Sulser and Dr. Claudio Stöckle

First Annual Report to NIFA
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson

Communications Overview
Session Lead(s): Ms. Layla Tarar 

Integrated Scientific Publication Strategy
Session Lead(s): Dr. Morven McLean

Plan for Integrated Modeling of Year 1 Crops
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson, Dr. John Kruse, Dr. Greg Thoma, Mr. Tim Sulser

Proposed Strategy for Crop Modeling of Year 2 Crops
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson and Dr. Senthold Asseng

Review of Outcomes from the Pre-Meeting
Session Lead(s): Mr. Chad Kruger and Ms. Kirti Rajagopalan

University of Florida Extension Updates and New Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities
Session Lead(s): Dr. Kati Migliaccio

Discussions about Expanding the Current Project and Preview of the AGCI Workshop
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Brief Introductions with Representatives from the Washington State Wine Commission
Session Lead(s): Mr. Chad Kruger

Project Overview
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson and Dr. Senthold Asseng

Overview of Current Washington State Wine Commission Research Priorities
Session Lead(s): Mr. Rick Hamman

Discussion of Possible Areas for Future Collaboration
Session Lead(s): Mr. Chad Kruger 

Vineyard Tour with an Emphasis on Resource Use Efficiency
Session Lead(s): Mr. Kevin Corliss

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Preferred Source(s) of County-Level Water Availability Data
Session Lead(s): Dr. Greg Thoma, Dr. Ranjan Parajuli, Dr. John Kruse, and Mr. Tim Sulser

Project Assessment and Action Items
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson and Dr. Senthold Asseng

Advisory Committee and Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson

Washington State University Extension Updates
Session Lead(s): Ms. Kirti Rajagopalan

Project Timeline and Crop Prioritization
Session Lead(s): Dr. Dave Gustafson and Dr. Senthold Asseng

Integrated Paper Working Session
Session Lead(s): Dr. Greg Thoma

Participants from the Project

Senthold

Dr. Senthold Asseng

University of Florida

Dave Gustafson

Dr. Dave Gustafson

ILSI Research Foundation

Gerrit Hoogenboom (UFL)

Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom

University of Florida

Tina

Ms. Tina Karimi

Washington State University

Chad

Mr. Chad Kruger

Washington State University

John

Dr. John Kruse

WAEES

Staff_Mclean_updated

Dr. Morven McLean

ILSI Research Foundation

Kati

Dr. Kati Migliaccio

University of Florida

Ranjan Parajuli

Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

University of Arkansas

Kirti

Ms. Kirti Rajagopalan

Washington State University

Washington State University

Dr. Claudio Stöckle

Washington State University

Tim_edited

Mr. Tim Sulser

IFPRI

ILSI Research Foundation Staff Layla Tarar

Ms. Layla Tarar

ILSI Research Foundation

Greg

Dr. Greg Thoma

University of Arkansas

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Two workshops for the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains project were held at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Workshop participants included scientists and extension specialists from the ILSI Research Foundation, University of Florida, University of Arkansas, Washington State University, and World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services.

Overview

February 21: Integration of Mechanistic Crop & LCA Modeling

One of the project's unique aspects is the integration of mechanistic crop modeling with life-cycle assessment (LCA) modeling. This day-long workshop provided an opportunity for participants from both the mechanistic crop modeling and LCA modeling teams to identify and harmonize specific data items across the models. Action items that required post workshop follow-up were identified, and a summary of workshop outcomes was prepared and shared with the full project team.

February 22: Identification of Data Sources for LCA Modeling

The development of comprehensive LCA models across entire supply chains for the project’s target crops (potatoes, tomatoes, oranges, green beans, strawberries, sweet corn, carrots, and spinach) is essential to the project. This required the identification of data sources describing all key processes throughout the various supply chains. This day-long workshop provided an opportunity for the LCA modeling team to meet with supply chain experts in person. In addition to identifying necessary data sources, other beneficial outcomes included: (1) creating broad regional awareness about the project; (2) receiving broad stakeholder input; (3) connecting with other researchers already conducting relevant work on this topic; and (4) establishing a regional stakeholder community for future engagement.

Agenda

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Overview of LCA Modeling and Data Needs from Mechanistic Crop Models
Presenters: Dr. Greg Thoma and Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

Overview of Mechanistic Crop Modeling and Outputs
Presenter: Dr. Claudio Stöckle

Overview of Mechanistic Crop Modeling and Outputs
Presenters: Dr. Senthold Asseng, Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom, and Dr. Chuang Zhao

Discussion Session: Units

Discussion Session: Can LCA Modeling Outputs be used by Mechanistic Crop Models?

Discussion Session: Next Steps

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Overview of Project
Presenter: Dr. Dave Gustafson

Presentations: Position, Background, and Expertise with Project Crops
Presenters: Extension Specialists and Unit Administrators invited by the Extension Team

General Overview of LCA Modeling and Data Needs for Crop Models
Presenters: Dr. Greg Thoma and Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

Discussion Session: How to Obtain Necessary Data
Discussion Leaders: Dr. Greg Thoma and Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

Hands-on Session: Data Transfer into LCA models

Discussion Session: Next Steps

Participants from the Project

Senthold

Dr. Senthold Asseng

University of Florida, Gainesville

Dave Gustafson

Dr. Dave Gustafson

ILSI Research Foundation

Gerrit Hoogenboom (UFL)

Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom

University of Florida, Gainesville

John

Dr. John Kruse

World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services

Kati

Dr. Kati Migliaccio

University of Florida, Gainesville

Ranjan Parajuli

Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

University of Arkansas

Washington State University

Dr. Claudio Stöckle

Washington State University

Greg

Dr. Greg Thoma

University of Arkansas

Chuang Zhao

Dr. Chuang Zhao

University of Florida, Gainesville

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View the presentation the ILSI Research presented during our session “Innovating Resilient US Fruit & Vegetable Supply Chains: Exploring Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Opportunities”.

Download the Presentation

Access the University of Arkansas News Release, “Scientists Lead New Efforts to Enhance Sustainability of Produce Supply Chains”, that focused on the breakout session at the Sustainable Agriculture Summit.

Download the News Release

Overview: Hosted by Field to Market, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, the National Pork Board, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, the 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit convened diverse stakeholders from across the food and agricultural supply chain to discuss opportunities to advance continuous improvement in agricultural sustainability. The vision of the Summit is to strengthen the supply chain network of producers, agribusinesses, retailers, and influencers who drive continuous improvement in agricultural sustainability and deliver food, fiber, and fuel to a growing world. The event provided opportunities for members of the agricultural supply chain to engage with leading experts and learn more about key sustainability challenges and opportunities.

Breakout Session: The ILSI Research Foundation, University of Arkansas and the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops organized a one-hour Breakout Session on Thursday at 9am. This session presented new and on-going efforts to enhance the productivity, resilience, and sustainability of domestic produce supply chains, including a new 4-year USDA-funded project: “Fruit & Vegetable Supply Chains: Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Opportunities,” as well as the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops’ on-going work to develop and maintain sustainability performance metrics for specialty crops. All participants were asked to join a facilitated roundtable discussion on future trends in these supply chains, which are now undergoing significant innovation and transformation as a result of multiple drivers: consumer preference for fresh produce grown locally; climate change & increased competition for natural resources; cost & availability of labor; efforts to improve sustainability profiles; and the rise of protected & peri-urban production.

For more information about this breakout session, please email rf@ilsi.org
For more information about the Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains Project, visit the project page.

Registration: To register for the Summit, please visit the conference website.

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Speaker Presentations

Dr. Charles W. Rice

Keynote “C-Quest: The Climate Research Challenge for Agriculture”

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Mr. William Hohenstein

USDA Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry

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Dr. Nick Goeser

Integrating US Midwest Field Research Networks for Climate Adaptation

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Dr. Keith Paustian

Soil GHG Mitigation: Bringing ‘pie-in-the-sky’ down to earth

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Dr. Bob Reiter

Private Sector Perspective on Climate Research

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Dr. Suzanne Lutfalla

“4 per 1000” – Carbon Sequestration in Soils for Food Security and Climate

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c-questlogoThe ILSI Research Foundation, together with Monsanto Company, Soil Health Partnership, Washington University in St. Louis, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture, organized a two-day workshop in October 2016 focusing on developing research targets for supporting agricultural goals that: support achievement of USDA’s “building blocks” for climate smart agriculture; integrate existing US Midwest field research networks for climate adaptation; and develop a research agenda to achieve a “carbon-neutral” agri-food system in the US through a focus on soil carbon and soil health, including validation of soil carbon protocols.

 

Agenda

Click here to view the agenda.

Program: The workshop covered several topics, including:

  • C-Quest: The Climate Research Challenge for Agriculture
  • USDA’s Building Blocks for Climate-Smart Agriculture
  • Integrating US Midwest Field Research Networks for Climate Adaptation
  • Achieving a “Carbon-Neutral” Agri-Food System through Soil Health
  • Private Sector Perspective on the Urgency of the Climate Research Challenge for Agriculture
Summary Report

Click here to view the report summarizing the outcomes of the workshop.

This report contains a full session summary, participation and polling information, and the top research targets identified for US Agriculture during C-Quest: Charting a Course for Climate Research in Agriculture. It also includes research needs and polling results for each of the breakout topics.

Briefing Packet

Click here to view the briefing packet.

This briefing packet was circulated to all workshop participants two weeks before the workshop. At the workshop itself, plenary presentations were used to provide background, raise the level of understanding of all participants, and describe workshop deliverables. The majority of workshop time was spent in breakout groups, where individuals were given ample time to provide their personal input on the research targets. This briefing packet provides some background information on the nine breakout topics.

News Release

"C-Quest 2016: Charting a Course for Climate Research in Agriculture"
ILSI Research Foundation Brings Together Expert Scientists and Farmers To Prioritize Top Research Needs for US Agriculture
View the ILSI Research Foundation official news release about CQuest here.

"Soil Health Key Topic of Landmark Climate-Smart Agriculture Meeting"
Heavy-hitters in ag, environment join forces for course-charting event in St. Louis
View the Soil Health Partnership New Release about CQuest here.

"Soil Health Tops Summit Agenda in St. Louis"
Seven “powerhouse” sponsors recently coordinated a St. Louis agricultural seminar focusing on techniques to strive for progressive and climate-smart agricultural practices throughout the farming industry.
View the Crop Protection News Report Article about CQuest here.

"Steps to Reduce Farming's Carbon Footprint May Also Boost Production"
Experts say farming practices that lead to carbon neutral food production can also contribute to higher production.
View the Brownfield Ag News for America Article about CQuest here.

"Increasing Carbon Sequestration in Soils"
What could climate change mean for ag?
View the Sustainable Agricultural Innovations and Foods Blog Post about CQuest here.

Presentations

Keynote “C-Quest: The Climate Research Challenge for Agriculture” (presentation)(video)
Dr. Charles W. Rice, Kansas State University

USDA’s Building Blocks for Climate-Smart Agriculture (presentation)(video)
Mr. William Hohenstein, US Department of Agriculture

Integrating US Midwest Field Research Networks for Climate Adaptation (presentation)(video)
Dr. Nick Goeser, Soil Health Partnership

Achieving a “Carbon-Neutral” Agri-Food System through Soil Health (presentation)(video)
Dr. Keith Paustian, Colorado State University

Private Sector Perspective on the Urgency of the Climate Research Challenge for Agriculture (presentation)(video)
Dr. Robert Reiter, Monsanto Company

“4 per 1000” – Carbon Sequestration in Soils for Food Security and Climate (presentation)(video)
Dr. Suzanne Lutfalla, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)

Accomodations

Meeting attendees should make their own hotel reservations by contacting one of the following hotels:

Cheshire Inn

Address: 6300 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117
Telephone: (314) 647-7300
Website: http://bit.ly/CQuest16Cheshire
Price: $135 per night

Sheraton Clayton Plaza

Address: 7730 Bonhomme Ave., St. Louis, MO 63146
Telephone: (888)627-8535
Website: http://bit.ly/CQuest16Sheraton
Price: $125 / $135 includes complimentary shuttle to/from Washington University in St. Louis

For directions to Hillman Hall, please click here.

Speakers

Dr. Goeser Cquest2016

Dr. Nick Goeser

Soil Health Partnership

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Mr. William Hohenstein

US Department of Agriculture

Dr. Mike Lohuis CQuest2016

Dr. Mike Lohuis

Monsanto Company

Dr. Lutfalla CQuest 2016

Dr. Suzanne Lutfalla

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)

Dr. Chris Novak CQuest 2016

Dr. Chris Novak

National Corn Growers Association

Dr. Himadri Pakrasi CQuest2016

Dr. Himadri Pakrasi

I-CARES

Dr. Keith Paustian CQuest 2016

Dr. Keith Paustian

Colorado State University

Dr. Bob Reiter CQuest 2016

Dr. Bob Reiter

Monsanto Company

Dr. Charles W. Rice CQuest 2016

Dr. Charles W. Rice

Kansas State University

Dr. Sally Rockey, CQuest 2016

Dr. Sally Rockey

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Dr. Barbara Schaal CQuest 2016

Dr. Barbara Schaal

Washington University and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences

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By Invitation Only

About Agenda Photos About

The 3rd Annual Workshop for the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains project took place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on July 10-11, 2019. Workshop participants included scientists and extension specialists from the University of Florida, ILSI Research Foundation, Washington State University, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, and World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services (WAEES).

Co-led by the University of Florida and ILSI Research Foundation, the multi-organization team was awarded a four-year grant by the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) in 2017. The team uses various forms of modeling to study US fruit and vegetable supply chains, with a focus on climate adaptation and mitigation opportunities.

Learn more about the project here!

Agenda

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Integrated Paper Update
Dr. Greg Thoma, University of Arkansas
Dr. Dave Gustafson, ILSI Research Foundation Downscaling of Future Irrigation Water Availability
Dr. Kirti Rajagopalan, Washington State University
Dr. Marty Matlock, University of Arkansas Updates from the Extension Teams
Dr. Kirti Rajagopalan, Washington State University
Dr. Clyde Fraisse, University of Florida Economic and Land Use Change Modeling Update
Dr. John Kruse, World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services
Dr. Pon Intarapapong, World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services Advisory Committee Teleconference
All Guided Tour of FACE Field Site
Dr. Don Ort, University of Illinois

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Updates from the Crop Modeling Teams
Dr. Kaiyu Guan, University of Illinois
Dr. Claudio Stöckle, Washington State University
Dr. Senthold Asseng, University of Florida Hydrology Modeling Update
Dr. Kirti Rajagopalan, Washington State University
Dr. Claudio Stöckle, Washington State University
Life-Cycle Assessment Modeling Update
Dr. Greg Thoma, University of Arkansas
Dr. Ranjan Parajuli, University of Arkansas Stakeholder Engagement Update
Dr. Dave Gustafson, ILSI Research and Foundation Current/Future IMPACT Model Development Plans of Potential Relevance to the Project
Mr. Tim Sulser, IFPRI
Dr. Ricky Robertson, IFPRI Publication Strategy
Dr. Senthold Asseng, University of Florida
Dr. Dave Gustafson, ILSI Research Foundation Project Evaluation 
Dr. Senthold Asseng, University of Florida
Dr. Dave Gustafson, ILSI Research Foundation Proposal Strategies 
Dr. Senthold Asseng, University of Florida Project Schedule and Additional Crops
Dr. Senthold Asseng, University of Florida
Dr. Dave Gustafson, ILSI Research Foundation Action Items, Assignments, and Due Dates
Ms. Layla Tarar, ILSI Research Foundation Photos

Participants from the Project

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Dr. Senthold Asseng

University of Florida

Clyde

Dr. Clyde Fraisse

University of Florida

Kaiyu

Dr. Kaiyu Guan

University of Illinois

Dave Gustafson

Dr. Dave Gustafson

ILSI Research Foundation

Gerrit Hoogenboom (UFL)

Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom

University of Florida

John

Dr. John Kruse

WAEES

Marty

Dr. Marty Matlock

University of Arkansas

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Dr. Morven McLean

ILSI Research Foundation

Ranjan Parajuli

Dr. Ranjan Parajuli

University of Arkansas

Kirti

Dr. Kirti Rajagopalan

Washington State University

Ricky

Dr. Ricky Robertson

IFPRI

Washington State University

Dr. Claudio Stöckle

Washington State University

Tim_edited

Mr. Tim Sulser

IFPRI

ILSI Research Foundation Staff Layla Tarar

Ms. Layla Tarar

ILSI Research Foundation

Greg

Dr. Greg Thoma

University of Arkansas

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Excessive Rainfall Leads to Maize Yield Loss of a Comparable Magnitude to Extreme Drought in the United States

Y. Li, K. Guan, G. Schnitkey, E.H. DeLucia, & B. Peng
2019, Global Change Biology
The results of this study highlight the need for improved understanding and modeling of the excessive rainfall impact on crop yield.
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Toward Building a Transparent Statistical Model for Improving Crop Yield Prediction: Modeling Rainfed Corn in the U.S.

Yan Li et al.
2019, Field Crops Research
The statistical model presented in this study provides a benchmark for further development and can be applied to future research related to yield prediction or assessment of climate change impact.
Read more

A SIMPLE Crop Model

Chuang Zhao et al.
2019, European Journal of Agronomy
The goal of this study was to develop a simple generic crop model (SIMPLE) that could be easily modified for any crop to simulate development, crop growth and yield.
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Environmental Sustainability of Fruit and Vegetable Production Supply Chains in the Face of Climate Change: A Review

Ranjan Parajuli, GregThoma, and Marty D.Matlock
2019, Science of the Total Environment
This study discusses importance of assessing environmental sustainability of fruits and vegetable (F&V) production sector in future climate change (CC) scenarios.
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Protocol for US Fruit and Vegetable Crop Modeling

Chuang Zhao et al.
2018, ILSI Research Foundation
The goal of this protocol is to assess the climate change impact on fruit and vegetable production and potential adaptations, including possible shifts in production area in the United States.
Read more