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October 1, 2015   •   News

Central AsiaIn cooperation with the Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Turkey, the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases is organizing a regional GRA engagement workshop this year on November 18 -19th in Izmir, Turkey. The aim of the workshop is to familiarize non-member countries with the work and achievements of the GRA, to create an opportunity for discussions on the key issues facing eastern Mediterranean and Central Asian countries with respect to agriculture and climate change, and to explore further cooperation and GRA membership opportunities.

For more information about this workshop, please contact the Secretariat: [email protected]

Read the Central Asia Report on Agricultural Potential and Food Security.

September 8, 2015   •   News

A brief note prepared by Landbouw Economisch Instituut (Agricultural Economics Institute) (LEI) Wageningen University and Research Centre (UR) paints a picture of Central Asia’s agricultural potential and food security in the light of climate change. The Central Asian region comprised of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are agrarian societies and net importers of grains and some other food crops. Agriculture in the region is vulnerable to climate change. Adaptation strategies to manage climate, such as more effective use of inputs, particularly of water, require financial means which the majority of farmers cannot easily afford. In the coming ten to twenty years, Central Asia’s susceptibility to the effects of climate change will be determined by socio-economic factors rather than by climate change itself. Read the article here.

August 13, 2015   •   News

As the incoming Chair of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), the United States is pleased to be hosting the fifth annual GRA Council Meeting on September 8-11, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa has a rich agricultural history and one of the nation’s premier universities for agricultural research, making it an ideal place to convene the 2015 Council meeting.

The meeting agenda reflects on the GRA’s accomplishments and continues to strategize for the future. The agenda will combine presentations, discussions, and decision-making with networking and social activities. The issues raised during the meeting will appeal to the commitment of Members and Partners, and develop a strategic direction for the GRA over the next five years.

AGENDA Council Meeting Des Moines USA 2015