IIASA BLS modeling component

Definition

IIASA released a first version of the WFS model in 1988 in response to the energy and food crisis of the1980s. The WFS model and its predecessor, the Basic Linked System (BLS), have been calibrated and validated over past time windows. Several applications of the model to international agricultural policy analysis, climate-change vulnerability, and to the food vs. fuel debate have been published. (IIASA 2015)