We bring countries together to find ways to grow more food without growing greenhouse gas emissions.

January 15, 2021   •   News

Global Forum on Food and Agriculture (GFFA) expert panel “The power of many: enhancing climate change mitigation through agricultural research networks (in times of pandemics)” is organised by the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and moderated by Hayden Montgomery, GRA Special Representative. 

Panel guests:

  • Claus Deblitz (Deputy director of Institute of Farm economics / agri benchmark coordinator at Thünen Institute, Germany)
  • Veronica Ciganda (Principal Investigator, Director of the Production and Sustainability Research Program at the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INIA) Uruguay)
  • Salva Calvet (Coordinator of Red REMEDIA / Associate professor at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia)
  • Hubert Wiggering (Professor at University of Potsdam / KlimAgrar coordinator)

If you would like to virtually meet the panel guests and Hayden Montgomery in the deep dive session (18:00-18:30 CET) you need to register herehttps://www.gffa-berlin.de/en/registration/

You can learn more about the research networks by watching the on-demand videos here:

In case you are not able to join the event: The event will be recorded and the recording will be publicly available on the GFFA homepage.

January 8, 2021   •   News

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has launched its Climate Change Knowledge Hub (CC-Hub). The CC-Hub gathers all existing knowledge and resources on climate change in the agriculture and land use sectors. Its interactive features allow users to connect with peers, experts and capacity building providers. It also provides data, learning materials and activities, guidelines, policy advice and tools. The CC-Hub’s overall aim is to enhance countries’ knowledge and capacity to deliver on their climate and sustainable development goals.

Visit the Climate Change Knowledge Hub here.

January 8, 2021   •   News

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has published a call for postdoctoral fellowships in climate research in Africa.

The DAAD climapAfrica programme in cooperation with the climate competence centers SASSCAL and WASCAL aims to foster application- oriented research results to tackle climate change in southern and western Africa.

The programme funds postdoctoral research projects and offers a platform for collaboration in thematic working groups composed of postdoctoral fellows and African alumni of German funding initiatives with expertise in the field of climate research.

Fellows and Alumni experts will increase their research impact and output through a comprehensive training and support programme, including general skills training, science policy advising and science management. The working groups serve as a platform to connect with peers, regional and international experts and practitioners and to build a growing professional network across Africa. 

Application deadline: 15 February 2021.

Applicants must be nationals of an African country and must be willing to realise their project at a host institution in western or southern Africa.

For more information about this programme and to apply click here.