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Second international Crop Modeling Symposium


Four years after the first International Crop Modelling Symposium in Berlin (iCROPM2016), crop modelers from around the world will meet at the iCROPM2020 Symposium in Montpellier, France to exchange on advances in crop modelling and identify challenges and new opportunities for future research.

  • Date : 5/02/2020
  • Place : Montpellier, France
  • Organiser(s) : Cirad, Inra, Inria with support of I-SITE Muse

Agriculture faces multiple crucial challenges. Achieving food security in the face of growing global population and increasing resource scarcity remains a central priority. When considered together with various global change drivers and the potential role of agriculture in climate mitigation, innovative approaches to growing crops are clearly required. Crop models are increasingly called upon to understand and disentangle the environmental factors driving crop production and to support the design of improved genotypes and new cropping systems, thereby assisting in the transformation of agriculture. While the development of connected sensors and the Internet of Things offer opportunities it also necessitates novel crop modelling approaches.

The symposium will focus on recent scientific work related to model improvement, development and use of the experimental data for modelling, and on advancements in model applications considering new methods of model intercomparison, uncertainty propagation and scaling. While the main focus will be on crops (arable and grasslands) and crop-soil interactions, progress in related topics, like intercropping agroforestry, agroecology, and integrated assessment modelling will be also addressed. Digital farming and efforts to integrate crop and plant modelling (FSPM) with high-throughout phenotyping and genetic improvement will be considered, as well as new modelling approaches and links to big data facilitated by innovative software technologies.

An event organized by Cirad, Inra, Inria with support of I-site MUSE

Organizing committee:

  • Senthold Asseng, University of Florida, USA
  • Frank Ewert, ZALF, Germany
  • Eric Justes, CIRAD, France
  • Marie Launay, INRA, France
  • Pierre Martre, INRA, France
  • Christophe Pradal, CIRAD & Inria, France

Keywords: Food security Agriculture Modelling Climate