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September 20, 2022   •   News

Join the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) on Tuesday 11 October at 10am UTC for the first session in our Flagship Project webinar series. Learn more about two of the current GRA Flagship Projects, their key partners and how YOU could get involved.

GRA Flagship Projects develop new knowledge to better understand agricultural greenhouse gases, have global relevance and applicability and generate high scientific impact.

This session will introduce the following two Flagship Projects:

Followed by time for Q&A.

The GRA is working collaboratively, bringing together researchers from all over the world, to deliver its Flagship Projects. These key priority projects have been identified as uniquely suited to the research expertise and global membership of the GRA. Flagship Projects are specific, time-bound projects that have been approved by the GRA Council. They are led by a community of experts within the GRA membership.

REGISTER HERE TO JOIN US!

September 19, 2022   •   News

Applications are now open for the “Modelling, Measurement and Mitigation of the Environmental Impact of Livestock Production Systems” course being held in Zaragoza (Spain) from 12-16 December 2022. The closing date for applications is 23 October 2022.


Key reasons to attend this course:

  • increase your understanding on how to estimate the environmental impact of different types of livestock farming systems and mitigation measures;
  • know the sources and drivers controlling main emissions in livestock farming systems;
  • improve skills on tools for modelling C, N and P emissions at farm/local/regional scale;
  • learn different techniques to measure emissions in livestock farming systems;
  • develop a critical perspective on mitigation strategies and their technical and economic feasibility.
  • network with professionals from other countries and share knowledge on how to assess the environmental impact of different livestock production systems and strengthen cooperation to address current production and environmental issues.

Admission:

The course is designed for professionals with a university degree, and oriented towards public and private planners and decision-makers, technical advisors, livestock producers, environmentalists and R&D professionals involved in the management of the environmental consequences of livestock farming in a context of climate change.

  • 20 places will be available for face-to-face participation (lectures, practical works and technical visits)
  • 30 places will be available for on-line participation (lectures).

Scholarships:

Candidates from CIHEAM member countries, FAO member countries, and institutions of GRA member countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia may apply for scholarships covering registration fees. In some cases scholarships may cover the cost of travel and full board accommodation. If you wish to request a scholarship, please complete the relevant section when you make your online application to participate in the course.

Candidates from other countries who require financial support should apply directly to other national or international institutions.


For further information click HERE.

September 13, 2022   •   News

Closing Date: 7 October 2022

Location: Beltsville, Maryland, USA

Note: Applicants must be US Citizens or US Nationals

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems Program in Beltsville, Maryland.

“In this position, you will lead national research efforts on agricultural soils and related systems and serve as a subject matter expert in all aspects of soils and soil management including soil ecology, soil biology and soil health.”

Duties

  • Provides leadership of national programs in agricultural soils, including soil processes and microbiology.
  • Supports national research programs in natural resources, sustainable agricultural systems, crop and animal production and protection, food safety and quality.
  • Provides technical guidance in research project development by early involvement in research planning.
  • Participates in the review of scientific manuscripts as a reviewer or designator of peer reviewer when problems arise, or strong differences of scientific opinion exist.
  • Serves as a co-leader for national research on soil and air in agricultural systems.
  • Leads and coordinates ARS research in the fields of soil ecology, including agricultural soil chemical, physical and biological “states” and processes.
  • Leads and coordinates diverse teams of scientists to achieve stated goals.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness and impact of major research programs and their constituent projects.
  • Establishes and maintains communication with ARS research leaders and non-ARS research organizations in the field of expertise to assure that ARS research programs are kept up-to-date scientifically.

For further information about this position and how to apply click HERE

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LRG’22 – Day 2

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

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October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm NZDT

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