Kohimarama is an indigenous-led climate change mitigation and adaptation workshop supported by the Global Research Alliance. Drawing on indigenous experience, ingenuity and resilience, this workshop acts as a platform for indigenous people worldwide to align in the exchange of traditional knowledge, empowering indigenous youth to deliver climate change solutions for a more sustainable future.
Closing date: 11 July 2022
A Scientific Assistant position is available in the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, Section Animal Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics starting 01.09.2022. Tasks include:
- Scientific collaboration and support, in research and teaching, in the field of Animal Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics on topics of animal nutrition, animal-environment interactions, ecosystem services of livestock-based land use systems, and greenhouse gas emissions with a regional focus on Africa and Asia.
- Independent acquisition of third-party funding and own research in at least one of the fields mentioned above.
- Teaching in the Bachelor’s and (English-language) Master’s programmes at the universities of Kassel and Göttingen.
- The successful candidate will be employed by the University of Kassel; work hours are to be distributed equally across the universities of Kassel (Witzenhausen campus) and Göttingen. In the context of supervising research projects in various (sub-)tropical countries, up to three stays abroad of several weeks duration are to be anticipated each year.
Further information can be found here.
Closing date for abstracts: 30 June 2022
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.
Learn more below.
Past Featured Events
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…Find out more »
Join the NZAGRC for their upcoming webinar titled "Managing pastoral systems to maintain or increase soil carbon and reduce nitrous oxide emissions". Soil organic carbon is originally derived from carbon dioxide inputs through photosynthesis while plant respiration continuously returns captured carbon to the atmosphere. Small changes in the balance of photosynthesis and respiration lead to either gains or losses of soil carbon. Globally, about 20% of the extra carbon dioxide accumulated in the atmosphere has come from the management of…Find out more »
The 8th International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference (GGAA) will be held 5 - 10 June 2022 in person in Orlando, Florida, USA and online. GGAA is attended by more than 400 delegates from over 40 countries. The conference will feature six prominent keynote speakers and a series of pre-conference workshops with an attendance limited to approximately 30 delegates per workshop. Meetings of the Global Research Alliance on Agriculture Greenhouse Gases will be hosted after the conference to enhance international…Find out more »
The GRA Animal Health & Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network (AHN) focuses on the interplay between animal health and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a systemic perspective. AHN aims to gather researchers, governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to: Discuss and find inter-disciplinary approaches to understand and tackle the impacts of climate change on animal health and the impacts of animal health on the environment.Advance the process of integrating animal health interventions to policy settings. Workshop participants will: Have…Find out more »
Attend this meeting to find out more about GRA Feed & Nutrition Network (FNN), CEDERS, the Global Network and the Flagship projects. You’ll hear updates about projects in progress and have an opportunity to explore the possibility of joining this concerted effort. FNN provides a collaborative forum for scientists to: Summarize and evaluate available data on mitigating GHG emissions of ruminants by nutritional meansDevelop sound recommendations on methane mitigation by nutritional means for stakeholdersIdentify gaps in knowledge and focus research…Find out more »
African countries contribute to about 10% of enteric CH4 emissions from dairy cattle worldwide despite producing only 3.9% of the world’s milk. This is because livestock production in most Sub-Saharan African countries, by virtue of being dependent on low quality crop residues, leads to very high levels of enteric methane per unit of product, as compared to livestock systems in developed regions. Methane also represents an important loss of energy that could be otherwise channeled into growth or milk production…Find out more »
The GRA Manure Management Network (MMN) is a global forum for scientists focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock production and increasing the nutrient use efficiency of manures. Manure management is the handling, storage and disposal of urine and feces from livestock, other than the manure deposited directly onto pastures by grazing animals. MMN areas of research interest include: Improving our understanding of drivers of greenhouse gas emissions from manuresDeveloping a directory of mitigation strategies that can be applied…Find out more »
The Global Methane Pledge - from assessment to action: science, planning and implementation The Global Methane Pledge (GMP) aims to reduce methane emissions by at least 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030. The session demonstrates a science-based roadmap from planning to implementation of sector-specific methane emission reduction activities to reach national GMP targets for developing and developed countries (as a blueprint that can be easily adopted by interested nations). Thematic categories: Primary thematic category: Advancing Implementation - keeping 1,5° alive Secondary thematic categories: NAP/NDC; cities,…Find out more »
Join the Inventories and NDC (I&NDC) Network on 14 June from 18:00 – 19:30 (GMT/UTC) for the second session of their 2022 webinar series titled “National agriculture inventory data collection and management”. Policies for agriculture mitigation strategies, as we discussed in the first webinar of the I&NDC Network series, are shaped by accurate national agriculture emissions estimates. However, estimates are only as good as the data that underpin them. National activity data collection and its management is a universal challenge…Find out more »
The APEC – Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) Virtual Workshop on Enhancing Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Inventory Methodologies will be held on 16 June 2022 from 3 pm to 6 pm (NZST). Registrations are open until 31 May 2022. This event is part of the Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group (ATCWG)’s objectives, and it will deliver on New Zealand’s key action items on the Food Security Roadmap Towards 2030, improving agricultural greenhouse gases (GHG) inventories. The objectives of…Find out more »
This hybrid event is part of the agri benchmark Beef and Sheep Conference 2022. During the session "Examples for GHG mitigation measures for cattle" from 11:15 am - 12:15 pm the first results from the EMiFa project, the flagship project of the Farm To Regional Scale Integration Network, will be presented. View the session via this Webex link. Agenda of the Global Forum "Emissions, mitigation and economics" 09:00 am - 09:30 am (CEST): Welcome and setting the frame09:30 am -…Find out more »
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the context of the project Global Peatlands Initiative* is launching a series of events. FAO in collaboration with the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Wetlands International, CIFOR, Greifswald Mire Center, the NDC Partnership and UNEP, are pleased to invite you to the online consultation: Peatlands and climate commitments Session 1: Enhancing climate action through peatlands The session will be organized on 2 different occasions on Thursday 23 June 2022: Morning…Find out more »