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Calibration and evaluation of the CSM-CROPSIM-Cassava model for Brazilian semi-arid region

Grant number: 18/12429-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2018
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy
Principal Investigator:Paulo Cesar Sentelhas
Grantee:Paola de Figueiredo Bongiovani
Supervisor abroad: Gerrit Hoogenboom
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Florida, Gainesville (UF), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:17/21745-5 - Climate change and its impacts on cassava production in Brazilian semi-arid region and management strategies for mitigation of losses, BP.MS

Abstract

Cassava is one of the most important crops in tropical countries. It has been cultivated as a strategic crop in semi-arid regions due to its drought tolerance. Within the predictions of changes in climatic and atmospheric conditions, it is imperative to understand in which ways cassava production might be affected in these regions, in order to anticipate crucial actions to prevent and/or attenuate possible impacts and prepare the population to deal with future changes. The objective of this project is to calibrate and evaluate the cassava simulation model DSSAT CROPSIM-Cassava and to apply it to evaluate the impacts of climate change scenarios in this crop's yield in Brazilian Semi-arid region (BSAR), in order to identify and analyze management measures to mitigate these effects. (AU)