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April 18, 2019   •   News

The CIRCASA Project is hosting the webinar: “Strengthening the research community and structuring knowledge” on Friday 03 May, 2019.

In this webinar, the CIRCASA WP1 leader and colleagues will present the WP1 (Workpackage 1: Strengthening the research community and structuring knowledge) activities, first results of the researcher’s survey, as well as current cartography of the scientific network working on the field of soil organic carbon sequestration in agriculture.

Programme: 1 hour
Intro: WP1 overviews and activities: Pete Smith

Researchers survey results:  Andy Bray

The Research Network: Jan Verhagen


Pete Smith – WP1 leader, Professor of soils and Global Change at the Institute of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Andy Bray – Research fellow, specialising in biogeochemistry and environmental mineralogy at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK.

Jan Verhagen – Senior scientist, specialising in agricultural systems, carbon cycle, and climate adaptation at the Wageningen Plant Research, Netherlands.

To register for the webinar, please click here 
April 17, 2019   •   News

The Integrative Research Group (IRG) of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) is hosting its first webinar meeting: “IRG linkages with the 4p1000 initiative and the CIRCASA project”.

This webinar is part of a series of webinars which aim to inform the GRA community and others about the IRG activities contributing to the GRA goals. For this first time, the presenters will mainly talk about other projects and initiatives’ structure and how they interact with and complement the IRG activities. They will present “The Coordination of International Research Cooperation on Soil CArbon Sequestration in Agriculture” (CIRCASA) and the “4per1000: Soils for food security and Climate” initiative.

Programme: 1 hour

Presentation of the IRG network and activities: Pamela Joosse
Presentation and structure of CIRCASA Project: Jean-François Soussana
Presentation and structure of the 4p1000 Initiative: Paul Luu
Discussion: Link between initiatives and possible interactions


Pamela Joosse – IRG co-chair, Senior Soil and Nutrient Management Specialist

Jean-François Soussana – IRG co-chair and CIRCASA project coordinator, Vice President in charge of International Policy of INRA

Paul Luu – Executive Secretary of the 4p1000 initiative, Agronomist specialized in tropical agronomy and agroforestry

April 15, 2019   •   News

The first issue of the Croplands Research Group (CRG) newsletter is now available!

In this edition you can read about:

  • The “4 per 1000” initiative: soils for food security and climate.
  • Brazil agenda on sustainable intensification.
  • Silvopastoral systems as climate smart agricultural practice in Argentina
  • Climate change projects: AFINET project and the SheepToShip LIFE project.
  • Interesting events, including upcoming conferences, workshops, and much more.

Read the newsletter here.