October 13, 2021   •   News

Join this side event to the 49th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (#CFS49), on Thursday 14 October from 12:45 – 14:15 CEST, to hear about the role of innovation in delivering better outcomes for nutrition and climate action.

The event will explore how adaptation and mitigation to climate change in agriculture can measurably deliver on nutrition outcomes at individual households and higher levels. Speakers will discuss what innovations can assure climate-smart agriculture will also become nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Furthermore, the event will investigate in which ways multiple stages of food value chains can remain resilient in the face of climate change while contributing to positive dietary outcomes for nutrition and health.

The event is in support of #ClimateShot – a global campaign to transform agricultural innovation for people, nature and climate at COP26.

The side event is organized by:
– CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
– Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
– UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
– Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA)
– Italy’s Ministry for Ecological Transition (MITE)

Further information here.

October 8, 2021   •   News

Join the Netherlands Bureau of Statistics on Friday 29 October 2021, from 14:00 – 16:00 CET, for a special 2 hour webinar titled “Providing integrated data for the monitoring and analysis of agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions and circular food systems”.

The webinar is focused on researchers, policy-makers and other interested in GHG accounting and monitoring and analysis of agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions and circularity.

Further information can be found here.

September 30, 2021   •   News

Join the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) throughout October 2021 for their webinar series on regulating methane. Three upcoming webinars set out to inspire fast action by providing multiple examples of methane regulations and policies in the three largest emitting sectors: fossil fuels, agriculture and waste.

Click on the titles below for further information and to register.

The GRA partners with the CCAC in the livestock area in particular.

5 Oct: Government Action to Reduce Methane from Rice Production

13:00 – 14:30 CEST (UTC+02:00)

Paddy rice is a staple crop for much of the world’s population. It is also a key source of the greenhouse gas methane, responsible for about 40 million tonnes, or 10% of global emissions, each year. Sustainable rice production practices that reduce water consumption and the need for fertilizers can control increasing methane emissions and ensure the livelihoods of millions of smallhold rice farmers.

This webinar looks at the experiences of the governments of Viet Nam and Bangladesh in developing and implementing policies to reduce methane from paddy rice and explores how these actions can simultaneously reduce air pollution and climate change with benefits for food security.

7 Oct: Government Action to Reduce Methane from the Livestock Sector

13:00 – 14:30 CEST (UTC+02:00)

The livestock sector is an important emitter of methane, responsible for 32% of all emissions worldwide. It is also a vital economic sector, not only for large-scale industrial production, but especially for smallholder farmers. Methods such as improving manure management as well as feed and animal health can substantially cut methane emissions. Such actions can help achieve climate targets and other sustainable development objectives simultaneously.

In this webinar, representatives from the governments of Uruguay and Indonesia will share their experience in regulating and governing methane emissions from the livestock sector. Their examples illustrate how government support for cutting methane emissions also enhances food security.

12 Oct: Government Action to Reduce Methane from Organic Waste

13:00 – 14:30 CEST (UTC+02:00)

Keeping organic matter out of landfills is a cost-effective way to cut methane emissions from waste. Achieving this requires policies that promote sorting, recycling or composting, but also avoiding food waste in the first place.

This webinar will look at the experiences of the governments of Chile and Indonesia in developing and implementing policies to divert organic waste from landfills and explore the multiple benefits that methane action can deliver towards climate change mitigation and improved human health and wellbeing.