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May 25, 2022   •   News

GRA Flagship Projects develop new knowledge to better understand agricultural greenhouse gases, have global relevance and applicability and generate high scientific impact. The GRA works collaboratively, bringing together researchers from all over the world, to deliver these projects.

Six new global Flagship Projects were approved earlier this year at the 2022 GRA Council Meeting. These key priority projects have been identified as uniquely suited to the research expertise and global membership of the GRA.

Further information about the projects and how to get involved can be found HERE and via the links below.


Economics of cattle GHG mitigation (EMiFa)

Flagship Goal: To identify the most cost-effective options for farm level GHG mitigation strategies in different global production systems and provide evidence-based policy recommendations.

Ensuring long-term mitigation and adaptation co-benefits

Flagship Goal: To develop and apply new protocol-based methods for providing national decision-makers with evidence-based knowledge to ensure agricultural mitigation strategies have lasting impact.

Feed additives to reduce methane

Flagship Goal: To accelerate the development and use of feed additives to reduce global enteric methane emissions from livestock.

Mining rumen data to reduce methane

Flagship Goal: To generate new knowledge on the rumen microbiome which will enable novel interventions to reduce methane emissions from livestock

Reducing N2O emissions and improving accounting

Flagship Goal: To encourage global efforts to reduce GHG emissions from nitrogenous fertiliser by enabling its usage to be more accurately reflected in national level GHG accounting.

Satellite monitoring to improve livestock management

Flagship Goal: To develop globally applicable tools which improve management of grassland resources and support local initiatives to mitigate and adapt to climate change.


May 23, 2022   •   News

Pre-Application Due: June 22, 2022 at 5:00pm ET

Learn more HERE.


About the 2022 Greener Cattle Request for Applications

The Greener Cattle Initiative anticipates awarding up to $4.67 million under this call for projects with applicants able to request up to that amount or a portion of the funds available.

Formed by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, the Greener Cattle Initiative serves as a vehicle for multiple stakeholders to share knowledge and accelerate the development of scalable and commercially-feasible technologies that reduce enteric methane emissions and enable the production of sustainable beef and dairy.

This initial request for proposals seeks preliminary research that can serve as the basis for future breakthroughs and scalable solutions. The Greener Cattle Initiative welcomes research that mitigates enteric methane emissions in one or more of the following areas: nutrition and management strategies; genetic approaches and phenotyping strategies; rumen microbiome research; or sensing and data technology.

Projects should have the potential to transform the field of enteric methane research and agricultural sustainability. Additionally, research must be commercially viable, economically feasible and socially responsible without negatively impacting animal health and welfare, productivity, product quality and consumer and environmental safety.

Informational Webinar

Join FFAR virtually on May 24, 2022 at 1 p.m. ET for an informational webinar about this funding opportunity. Additional details including how to join are available on the webinar event webpage. 


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April 2022

BovINE Webinar: Carbon Sequestration

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CEST

Leaders of the BovINE Environmental Sustainability Thematic Working Group, Riet Desmet and Karen Goosens will be joined by experts Paul Pardon, Josselin Andurand and Ennio Facq for this webinar focusing on Carbon Sequestration. Carbon sequestration is an important part of the reduction of greenhouse gases. In this, beef production systems can play an important role and help to improve soil health. Different ways exist to sequester more carbon (C) in the soil. A known practice, yet newly discovered in some…

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May 2022

International Conference on Zero GHG Emission in High Productive Agriculture

May 3 - May 5

The international conference on 'Zero Greenhouse Emission in High Productive Agriculture - ZEA' will be held 3 - 5 May 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference is organised by Aarhus University and hosted and financially supported by Novo Nordisk Foundation and the venue is Tuborg Havnevej 19, DK-2600 Hellerup. Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture originate from livestock, manure, soils, land use and fossil fuels. Society is increasingly successful in reducing emissions from non-agricultural sectors, and within a few years, agriculture will…

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European seminar: SusCrop

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - May 12 @ 3:00 pm CEST

European seminar on research and innovation in sustainable crop production & workshop on enhancement and optimization of innovation SusCrop is an ERA-Net Cofund Action under H2020, which aims to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in the field of Sustainable Crop Production. In 2019 under the first co-funded Call, SusCrop selected 13 transnational research projects for funding within the area of sustainable and resilient crop production. For more details about the 1st call and selected projects, please visit this website. In…

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CCAC Agriculture Hub full meeting

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

CCAC Partners and all interested parties are invited to join the CCAC Agriculture Hub's first Full Hub meeting on 12 May 2022. It will be co-chaired by representatives from Costa Rica, the US, and Vietnam. The meeting will focus on the livestock sector and will be held in 3 parts: Part 1 will include presentations on country best practices and science and research; Part 2 will bring together a panel to focus on barriers to implementation; and Part 3 will…

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Webinar: Do nutrients limit soil carbon sequestration?

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar series is sponsored by the International Soil Carbon Network in partnership with the Midwest, Northeast, and Northwest USDA Climate Hubs, the American Geophysical Union, and the tri-societies–the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. Keen public interest in soil carbon sequestration will test the scientific community’s ability to deliver effective soil management practices and durable scientific concepts. In this webinar series we will hear diverse perspectives on key questions that…

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Info Webinar: 2022 Joint Research Call between Ireland and New Zealand

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am NZST

New Joint Research Mechanism on climate and agriculture launched between Ireland and New Zealand The Joint Research Initiative enables research calls to address the impact of high to medium-intensity grassland livestock systems on the climate and the environment. It builds on established research links between Ireland and New Zealand and strengthens existing cooperation and collaboration between funders and researchers on a bi-lateral basis. The first research call under this initiative has been launched – "Strategies, technologies and novel production systems…

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Webinar: Scaling up feed additives & evidence for impacts

May 19 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am NZST

As the livestock sector seeks to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, efforts to identify greenhouse gas emission mitigation opportunities have accelerated. A new industry of feed additives and concentrates claiming to reduce emissions is rapidly expanding. Yet, skepticism remains, and a lack of user-friendly synthesis of existing research has left investors and policy makers without a clear indication of feed additives’ potential. Are additives that mitigate methane available or effective? Are…

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Webinar & Online Networking: EJP Soil External Call

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CEST

Join this event to learn more about the EJP SOIL Second External Call. The webinar will cover an overview of all relevant aspects for the Call and will give a short introduction to the submission tool. Following the Webinar the call office will provide a virtual networking space where interested applicants can get connected. Learn more HERE and register HERE.

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AgMIP Conference: Making Climate-Smart Agriculture Work

May 24 @ 11:00 am - May 26 @ 3:30 pm EDT

Join the virtual online AgMIP Conference on ‘Making Climate-Smart Agriculture Work’ from 24-26 May. Integrating science, modeling and economics to help farmers, ranchers and foresters mitigate and adapt to the challenges of climate change Find the agenda and register HERE.

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Webinar: The policy relevance of national GHG inventories in guiding mitigation for agriculture

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC

Join the Inventories and NDC (I&NDC) Network on 24 May from 13:00 – 14:30 (GMT/UTC) for the first session of their 2022 webinar series titled “The policy relevance of national GHG inventories in guiding mitigation for agriculture”. This webinar will bring together leading experts and industry stakeholders to discuss the relevance of national agriculture inventories in guiding policy decisions and questions including: Why are agriculture GHG inventories so crucial for policy decisions?How can industry organisations and the inventory work together?What…

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Webinar: Greener Cattle Initiative Funding Opportunity

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Join FFAR for an informational webinar on May 24 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the Greener Cattle Initiative’s call for research applications and learn more about this program. The Initiative, an industry collaborative created by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) and Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, issued a request for applications to advance enteric methane reduction research. This funding opportunity specifically seeks research to develop scalable technologies that reduce enteric methane emissions and enhance sustainable production…

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Info Webinar: 2022 Joint Research Call between Ireland and New Zealand

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am IST

New Joint Research Mechanism on climate and agriculture launched between Ireland and New Zealand The Joint Research Initiative enables research calls to address the impact of high to medium-intensity grassland livestock systems on the climate and the environment. It builds on established research links between Ireland and New Zealand and strengthens existing cooperation and collaboration between funders and researchers on a bi-lateral basis. The first research call under this initiative has been launched – “Strategies, technologies and novel production systems…

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