The winter 2017 newsletter from our Partner, Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN), is now available.
This issue includes information about the latest documentary from their YouTube channel of a UK farmer utilising satellite data for precision farming.
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The latest newsletter from our Partner, the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) is now available. This edition includes new funding call and workshop opportunities, and information on their new vice-chairs.
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The first edition of the FACCE-ERA newsletter is now available, and features information on the funding call and related events.
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The January 2017 newsletter of FACCE SURPLUS, a funding call of our Partner FACCE-JPI, includes a new call on small-scale biorefineries.
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The Global Research Alliance is very pleased to welcome the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE_JPI) on board as a Partner.
FACCE-JPI provides and steers research to support sustainable agricultural production and economic growth, to contribute to a European bio-based economy, while maintaining and restoring ecosystem services under current and future climate change.
Both the GRA and FACCE-JPI aim to enhance information exchange, cooperation, programme alignment and mutual learning of best practices in research programming. Expected collaborative activities include for example the development of joint research projects, programmes or actions, participation of FACCE-JPI representatives in GRA Flagship Projects, exchange on research methods and data sets and cooperation in the dissemination and valorisation of scientific results.
FACCE-JPI and the GRA have already cooperated successfully on several issues:
- FACCE-JPI launched a Multi-partner Call on GHG Mitigation, with 3 GRA countries (USA, New Zealand, Canada) in January 2013
- The Secretariats of both initiatives have held ongoing discussions on possible cooperation in soil-related research (in coordination with the 4/1000 research initiative)
- The Secretariats of both initiatives have shared good practices and approaches for international scientific cooperation.
- The GRA is represents on the FACCE-JPI Stakeholder Advisory Board.
Out of the 46 GRA members, 15 are also members/associated members in FACCE-JPI.
The third annual Global Research Alliance – World Farmers Organisation Farmer Study Tour is underway in New Zealand this week (28 November – 4 December 2016). This joint activity supports the Partnership between the two organisations and was initiated to better connect the policy, science and farming sectors, and allow for the exchange of ideas and experiences to increase the skills needed to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions on the farm.
The Participants from Brussels, Italy, France, Argentina, Switzerland, Uruguay, Germany, and Japan are selected based on their standing within farming communities in their home country and ability to take up and share new ideas and technologies.
This year’s Tour began with a Forum, opened by the Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries New Zealand, discussions at the forum centred on climate change challenges for farmers and the skills, technologies and practices available or required. The participants will then travel to the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Centre and Massey University in Palmerston North before visiting a dairy farm and sheep and beef farms in the lower North Island.
The International Agricultural Research Cooperation for Climate Change (the Follow-up side event of G7 Niigata Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting at the COP22, UN Climate Change Conference 2016) was held in Marrakech, Morocco on November 10th, 2016. The Government of Japan chaired the event, which followed soon after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on November 4th, 2016. Representative stakeholders from G7 Countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and United States of America) and two international organizations (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)) attended the side event, with four international initiatives, including the GRA, the GACSA, the 4/1000 Initiative, and the Global Soil Partnership (GSP). Approximately 40 observers also attended.
We are very pleased to welcome our The Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) as our newest Partner of the GRA.
GODAN presented at our 2015 Council Meeting in Des Moines, USA. GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food securityjk – demonstrating the same principles as the GRA.
The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases is pleased to welcome FONTAGRO (Fondo Regional de Tecnología Agropecuaria / Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology) as a new Partner.
The decision for partnership was decided at the Council meeting held last week (10-13 October 2016) in Mexico City.
FONTAGRO is a unique mechanism of regional cooperation that promotes family farming innovation, competitiveness and food security. Recently FONTAGRO has established a new mission to contribute to innovation in family farming, in order to promote food security in a framework of equity and sustainability. Part of its strategic lines include adaptation and mitigation of climate change as a central theme.
We look forward to working together with FONTAGRO in the research, development and extension of technologies and practices that will help deliver ways to grow more food (and more climate-resilient food systems) without growing greenhouse gas emissions.