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July 4, 2016   •   News

The third meeting of the America Sub-Group of Paddy Rice Research Group (PRRG) will take place 13-15 July 2016 in Stuttgart, Arkansas in the USA.

This third meeting of the Group will be hosted by the USDA at the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center with participants attending from the US, Argentina, Brasil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay. For more information see the agenda or contact the Secretariat.


July 1, 2016   •   News

The latest newsletter for the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) can be viewed here

Of particular interest to GRA Members who submitted proposals or who participate in both the GRA and FACCE-JPI, in this newsletter the FACCE-JPI notes that the ERA-Gas call for transnational research projects on monitoring & mitigation of GHGs from agri- and silvi-culture generated 28 pre-proposals with 169 partners. Evaluations will be available 14 October 2016.

The FACCE-JPI comprises 22 countries committed to building an integrated European Research Area addressing the interconnected challenges of sustainable agriculture, food security and impacts of climate change. Research is steered to support sustainable agricultural production and economic growth and contribute to a European bio-based economy, while maintaining and restoring ecosystem services under current and future climate change.

Read more about FACCE-JPI here