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Chilo partellus is a major crop pest in Asia and Africa, and has recently spread to the Mediterranean region. Knowledge of its potential distribution can inform biosecurity policies aimed at limiting its further spread and efforts to reduce its impact in areas that are already invaded.
Pardey et al (2014) provide new projections of agricultural consumption and production for the period 2010 - 2050, derived using version 2.1 of the International Agricultural Prospects (iAP) model. This paper provides details of the iAP model used to derive those results.