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Center for Integrated Modeling of
Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security

The Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture & Nutrition Security (CIMSANS)fosters new public/private partnerships on novel food system modeling metrics, better informing adaptation to the increasing impacts of climate change and resource scarcity on sustainable nutrition security. The program is organized into three workgroups (Open Data, Improved Modeling, and Sustainable Nutrition Security), all guided by the CIMSANS Advisory Council.  



News Release: Quantifying Sustainable Nutrition Security: SNS Metrics Workshop
​The ILSI RF Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS) recently assembled a broad group of public- and private-sector scientists to prepare a working paper that describes a novel combination of seven metrics intended to quantify the role of food systems in providing for “sustainable nutrition security” (SNS). For events details, click here.
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Launch of the CIMSANS Sustainable Nutrition Security Working Paper
​This paper, authored by more than 25 global experts in the fields of sustainability, climate change and food & nutrition, presents a vision for creating a credible, global assessment of sustainable nutrition security, given the constraints of growing global demand, climate change, dwindling resources, nutrition needs, and other factors
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The Power of Partnerships
​The ILSI Research Foundation has been pre-qualified  by the U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships to manage future public-private partnership opportunities which may arise for the Department of State based on the Research Foundation’s interest and capacity.
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Joint GEOSHARE and Model Improvement Workshop
Purdue University
10 - 12 September 2014
Presentations available online now: Workshop

IMSANS and AgMIP Step Up to the Challenge


CIMSANS works with dedicated partners to improve the methods underlying the ability to ensure long term nutrition security.

AgMIP is partnering with CIMSANS to help achieve sustainable nutrition security.

In response to the US President’s call to action made in the Climate Data Initiative, CIMSANS and AgMIP (The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program) have formed a new partnership; one that will secure the resources and expertise necessary to evaluate seven novel nutrition and sustainability metrics of global food systems, including all of the world’s important staple and non-staple foods, through the year 2050. This methodology will enable thorough evaluation of potential interventions intended to enhance the resilience of food systems to global change impacts.

More details: CIMSANS/AgMIP Commitment