Project Progress

October 2009

Preliminary version of Mozambique country model completed. This includes initial runs of biofuels impacts, baseline runs, on Mozambique’s supply, demand and trade of food and biofuels. (12b)

Biofuels Forum II (October 28-30, 2009) at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC. (17b)

September 2009

Final Internal Website completed. All data, preliminary runs and working papers posted. (6)

Yield simulations complete. Working paper posted on website.(10a)

Publish results of impact pathways analysis on website.(16b)

August 2009

Preliminary version of India country model completed. This includes initial runs of biofuels impacts, baseline runs, on India’s supply, demand and trade of food and biofuels. (12a)

May 2009

Data for Mozambique case study completed and posted on website. (3c)

March 2009

Data for Senegal case study completed and posted on website.

January 2009

Data for India case study completed and posted on website. (3a)

Initial version of a global impact paper written, using refined versions of IMPACT and CAPSim-GTAP. (9c)

Project meeting held at Stanford University. (19b)

December 2008

Preliminary version of Internal Website launched-primarily for modeling team and for storage of major databases and model components. (5)

November 2008

Collection of data for yield assessments. (4)

White paper written on alternative technologies for biofuels in developed and developing countries. (13a)

October 2008

Report posted on Internal Database. This information is for global modeling, as part of the internal database, which can be accessed by modeling team and forms the basis for Public Database to be published on the website for general use. (2)

Biofuels Forum I held on October 20-21st at Stanford University. This annual modeling workshop will bring together major modeling groups, formal collaborators, and project team members in order to share data, modeling approaches, and preliminary results.(17a)

July 2008

Report posted regarding Internal Database progress, which is accessible by the modeling team.This is for data assessment and collection purposes, and will form the basis for a public database to be published on the website for general use.(1)

Enhanced IMPACT model completed, providing researchers, policymakers, donors, and corporations with preliminary Information about IMPACT of Pathways.(9b)

Pre-conference workshop held at the annual meeting of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in Orlando, Florida on July 27, 2008.Yang Jun (CCAP), Mark Rosegrant (IFPRI), Siwa Msangi (IFPRI), and Scott Rozelle (Stanford) present on “Identifying Global Impact Pathways.”

List of country case study teams finalized, creating a team able to produce state-of-art research on biofuels and to mentor young researchers so they can continue after the project officially ends.(15b)

June 2008

Enhanced GTAP model completed, providing researchers, policymakers, donors, and corporations with preliminary information about IMPACT of Pathways.(9a)

April 2008

List of country case study teams finalized, creating a team to produce state-of-art research on biofuels and to mentor young researchers so they can continue after the project officially ends.(15a)

February 2008

Annual project meeting held at Stanford University, attended by project leaders from Stanford, IFPRI, CCAP, and UNL to produce report of progress and plans.(19a)