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January 26, 2023   •   News

The December 2022 Croplands Research Group Newsletter is now available to read online!

This issue includes very interesting papers dealing with the use of legumes to mitigate climate change carried out in Spain. A summary of the excellent International Symposium on Climate Resilient Agri-environmental Systems (ISCRAES) is also presented. Finally, the new book “Advances in temperate agroforestry” requesting contributions is announced. The three CRG co-Chairs wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year, 2023.

January 24, 2023   •   News

Closing date: 15 February 2023, but this position will remain open until filled

Location: University of Minnesota, USA

The University of Minnesota, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, is seeking an Assistant Professor, Livestock Sustainability.

Position Overview

Assistant Professor, tenure-track (9-month) position with research (60%) and teaching (40%) responsibilities involving sustainability of livestock production systems. The individual in this position will work closely with UMN faculty and students to conduct externally funded research in one or more areas of livestock sustainability, including aspects of nutrient cycling, air and water quality, and/or resource management.  The candidate may conduct research in resource utilization with their preferred livestock or poultry species.  The teaching opportunities will include development of an interdisciplinary and multispecies undergraduate course on livestock and poultry sustainability, graduate course(s) in the individual’s areas of expertise, and contributions to departmental courses and student advising.  Engagement with external partners will be critical for the success of the individual in this position.  The tenure home of this position is in the Department of Animal Science (http://ansci.umn.edu). The successful candidate is expected to develop independent as well as collaborative research programs and to recruit and mentor graduate students including those from diverse backgrounds. Collaboration among research faculty and with colleagues in other disciplines is expected.  This position is funded by legislative action through the Agricultural Research Education Extension and Technology Transfer (AGREETT, https://agreett.umn.edu) program.

For further information about the role and how to apply click HERE.

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August 2022

International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems (ISCRAES 2022)

August 28, 2022 - August 31, 2022

This symposium will be held from 28-31 August, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. The main theme of this symposium is “Implementing the New Green Deal: The Path Towards Sustainable Agriculture“, which refers mainly to European Green Deal having the opportunity and resources to achieve the primary objective of a sustainable Europe and planet by tackling the current major environmental, climate, and societal challenges facing by the world. Globally climate change is one of the most important issues facing the agricultural sectors…

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September 2022

Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2022 Summit

September 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - September 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CAT

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Programme for Climate-Smart Livestock Systems (PCSL): Closing Event

September 13, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CEST

This event is organised by GIZ, the World Bank and the International Livestock Research Institute. "GIZ, the World Bank and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) cordially invite you to a virtual closing event of the Programme for Climate-Smart Livestock Systems. After almost five years of implementation, we would like to share our key findings and lessons learned on supporting the development of climate-smart livestock systems in Africa. Experts in the field will showcase selected adaptation and mitigation measures and…

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Biennial Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Stakeholders Conference

September 14, 2022 @ 8:00 am - September 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm GMT

The 2022 edition of the Biennial Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Stakeholders Conference is scheduled for 14th to 16th of September 2022. This edition is providing opportunities for researchers, academicians and students to share their research findings. Further information can be found here.

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Gaining Ground: Workshop, Ghana & Virtual

September 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm BST

Gaining ground: a workshop to strengthen collaborations to advance climate-smart agriculture As part of the GRA's continuing commitment to strengthening countries’ scientific capability and institutional capacity to increase productivity, enhance resilience and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we are pleased to present “Gaining ground” - a workshop to strengthen collaborations to advance climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The workshop/side event will showcase science-based practices that illustrate pathways to climate-smart, low-emission agricultural development. The event will also offer an open platform to discuss how…

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EDF event: Growing Food in a Climate-Impacted World

September 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Join Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on 21 September in New York or virtually for this multi-part event. Full information and registration details HERE. To stabilize the climate and ensure a safe, vibrant future for us all, the world must rapidly cut climate pollution, draw down past carbon dioxide emissions and build resilience to the climate impacts that are already here. We can't achieve these goals without the food and agriculture sector. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will host a multi-part event…

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Webinar: Kohimarama – Indigenous Resilience to Climate Change in Mexico

September 28, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NZDT

The Kohimarama Initiative seeks to share stories of indigenous resilience and leadership in navigating climate change, seeking to empower indigenous youth to create their way to a sustainable future. Register HERE for the virtual workshop on climate change adaptation and mitigation in New Zealand and Mexico. Webinar Speakers: Professor. Aurora Xolalpa Aroche (Career Research Professor of UIMQRoo @Mayan University)Intercultural university model of working trough community diagnosis. A program where students return to their communities once a year to understand the…

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Webinar: Does methane from livestock matter?

September 28, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm BST

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October 2022

Webinar: Introducing the GRA Flagship Projects

October 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am UTC

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Webinar: The launch of the GLEAM Dashboard

October 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CEST

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LRG’22 – Day 1

October 18, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC

The Livestock Research Group of the Global Research Alliance is delighted to present the next Livestock Research Group Annual Meeting! The agenda can be found HERE. Registrations are open NOW! Please register by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

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LRG’22 – Day 2

October 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC

The Livestock Research Group of the Global Research Alliance is delighted to present the next Livestock Research Group Annual Meeting! The agenda can be found HERE. Registrations are open NOW! Please register by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

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