Model of Agricultural Production and its Impact on the Environment (MAgPIE)

 The Model of Agricultural Production and its Impact on the Environment (MAgPIE) is a global land use allocation model. It is coupled to the grid-based dynamic vegetation model Lund-Potsdam-Jena managed Land (LPJmL), with a spatial resolution of 0.5°x0.5°. The MAgPIE model accounts for regional economic conditions such as demand for agricultural commodities as well as spatially explicit data on potential crop yields, land and water constraints. Based on these, the model derives specific land use patterns, yields and total costs of agricultural production.

The MAgPIE model is developed by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). We use the MAgPIE model for a range of applications such as investigating livestock production systems in a changing climate: read more about this work in Weindl et al. (2015).