The Global Research Alliance is delighted to announce our newest Member country, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is the fifth African country to join the Alliance.
Zimbabwe recognises that membership in the Alliance can help the country realise its food security issues and its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets, enshrined in the Paris Agreement.
The 48 member countries now participating in the activities of the Global Research Alliance are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Tunisia, the United States, Uruguay, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
For more information on the GRA or how to become a member country please contact the GRA Secretariat.
The Global Research Alliance has updated its website to include individual pages for the Networks associated with each Research Group. We’ve also freshened up the visuals on the site, created a searchable library, and made space for special highlights of our work. Sample the Livestock Research Group page
Ten research projects on monitoring and mitigating greenhouse gases from agri- and silvi-culture have been selected to receive funding from the FACCE ERA-GAS Co-fund. The projects fall within the scientific scope of the call for proposals, which is divided in the following four research themes:
1) Improving national GHG inventories and monitoring, reporting, and verification of emissions
2) Refining and facilitating the implementation of GHG mitigation technologies
3) State-of-the-art production systems that are profitable and improve food and forest biomass production while reducing GHG emissions
4) Assessment of policy and economic measures to support emissions reductions across the farm-to- fork and forest-to consumer chain
On 4 March 2016 FACCE ERA-GAS launched this co-funded call for transnational research projects on monitoring and mitigation of greenhouse gases from agri- and silvi-culture, in Europe and New Zealand. The call closed on 19 December 2016. In May 2017, following peer review evaluation by a panel of international experts, ten projects were selected. The projects will receive funding from partners from 13 European countries and New-Zealand, with co-funding from the European Commission. The total requested funding is 14.123.000 euro. The evaluation outcomes have been communicated to the project coordinators on 18 May 2017. The projects are expected to start from August 2017.
The Forum of the Future is organising a Feed Compass for the Protein Challenge 2040. A multi-stakeholder group is creating a set of criteria and an easy-to-use tool to help compare different types of feed, with the long-term goals of helping to produce sustainable feed, future-proof value chains, and ensure food security.
The Compass will build from current work done in the feed space, including the LEAP Feed Guidelines, and will involve organisations such as the Ahold Delhaize, Calysta, Evonik, Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO), FEFAC, Forum for the Future, Volac, Waitrose, and WWF-US.
For more information about this initiative, please [email protected]
The April edition of the FACCE-SURPLUS Newsletter is now available. This edition includes information on a research project to develop new barley crops with increased straw material and biomass production, without decreased grain yield.
The May edition of the our Partner FACCE-JPI’s newsletter is now available. This edition includes details of their new projects brochure, as well as updates on research, calls for proposals, and meetings and events.
The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) tackles the grand societal challenges related to sustainable agricultural development and food security in the face of climate change.
The Global Research Alliance and its Croplands Research Group is pleased to announce that a third Co-Chair has joined the leadership of the Croplands Research Group.
Dr Rosa Mosquera Losada is from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She joins the current Croplands Research Group Chairs, USA’s Jane Johnson, from the United States’ Agricultural Research Service; and Brazil’s Renato Rodrigues and Ladislau Martin-Leto, both from the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation.