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October 22, 2020   •   News

On 14 October 2020, the GRA and CCAFS successfully hosted the tenth webinar of the 2020 CLIFF-GRADS Science Collaboration Series.

The special session on the interface between science and farming featured three young farmers from the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) Gymnasium Programme. The farmers, based in South Africa, United Kingdom, and New Zealand, discussed the impact extreme weather events have had on farmers in their countries and shared their perspective on the role agriculture can play in addressing the challenges of climate change.

The panellists also discussed considerations scientists can take to involve agricultural producers when working on farms and the need for scientists and farmers to work together to come up with practical and innovative solutions.

Please listen to the recording for more!

October 20, 2020   •   News

The next Croplands Research Group (CRG) annual meeting will take place from 9-10 December 2020 online.

More information will follow shortly.

October 19, 2020   •   News

The fourth annual meeting of the Integrative Research Group (IRG) of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) was held at Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, the Netherlands on 2-4 March 2020. Delegates attended from 13 GRA member countries, nine partner organisations and Madagascar attended as an observer. 

Discussions focused on achievements of the IRG, the future of a Circular Food Systems Network led by the Netherlands within the IRG, exploring the co-benefits of GHG mitigation and adaptation, and how the IRG can achieve its aims. IRG committed establishing a formal Circular Food Systems Network, working closer between GRA members and with GRA partners to model co-benefits and align work programmes.

The meeting was attended by Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Madagascar, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States of America. The purpose of the IRG is to foster collaboration in the science community across the GRA Research Groups and between GRA member countries, international partnerships, research organisations and research institutions to ultimately develop international knowledge and capabilities for estimation, monitoring, and projecting greenhouse gas emissions within and across agricultural systems.

The meeting report and presentations are available here.