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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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October 2022

LRG’22 – Day 3

October 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm NZDT

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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XXI International N Workshop

October 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CEST

Agro-food systems are fuelled by nitrogen. About 80% of this valuable resource is lost to the environment before reaching our plates. We refer to this loss as nitrogen waste. The ambitious goal of halving nitrogen waste by 2030 requires important coordination of many actors: multidisciplinary scientists, farmers, industry, policy-makers, NGOs, and consumers. The XXI International N Workshop will contribute to this challenge by welcoming contributions dealing with different spatial scales (from the plot to global) and system scopes (crop, livestock,…

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 AgroEco2022 Conference

October 26, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EEST

The 4th International Scientific Conference AgroEco2022: 'Agroecosystem Sustainability: Links between Carbon Sequestration in Soils, Food Security and Climate Change' will be held at Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy (VMU AA), Lithuania, on October 26–27th, 2022. Main scientific topics of the Conference: Soil health and carbon sequestration for sustainabilitySoil and crop management towards a chemical pesticide-free agricultureBiodiversity, crop and production diversificationPrecision farming and digital technologiesFood quality and safetyClimate change mitigation Learn more HERE. REGISTRATION until September 30th. Late registration until October…

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Webinar: Policies in pursuit of a low emission agri-food sector

October 27, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CEST

This event is part of the OECD COP27 Virtual Pavilion. The agriculture and food sector (agri-food sector) is vulnerable to climate change and at the same time also a significant sources of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Reducing GHG emissions from the agri-food sector will be important in moving towards net-zero targets. There are various opportunities for the agri-food sector to reduce GHG emissions, yet the sector faces many complex challenges and lags behind others on climate change commitments and…

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November 2022

Webinar: Introducing the GRA Flagship Projects (II)

November 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am UTC

Join the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) on Thursday 3 November at 10am UTC for the second 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: Development of context-specific…

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Webinar: Wetlands – crucial for national climate commitments

November 10, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CET

The organisation of this event is being led by Wetlands International. The panelists and speakers will discuss the inclusion of wetlands, in particular peatlands and mangroves in climate commitments, such as the Nationally Determined Contributions, NDCs. The event will: highlight the crucial role of wetlands, in particular peatlands and mangroves, in achieving national climate goals,share insights and lessons learned on countries’ inclusion of wetlands into their climate commitments, including with the Global Peatlands Initiative,launch a summary brief and share the…

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Webinar: Future Farm Systems – shaping a low-emissions future for agriculture

November 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am NZDT

Join the NZAGRC for the next of their State of Science webinars, this time focused on their research into options for mitigating agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. Topic: Future Farm Systems Programme - shaping a low-emissions future for agriculture Presenter: Erica van Reenen (AgFirst) and Lee Matheson (Perrin Ag) Chair: Nicky Hyslop (Farmer Director, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Board and member of the NZAGRC’s Stakeholder Advisory Group) In mid-2022, after a year-long scoping phase, the NZAGRC launched a new ‘Future…

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Webinar: Predicting Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics in Long-term Agricultural Experiments

November 28, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC

Join the GRA Croplands Research Group for their next webinar titled "Predicting Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics in Long-term Agricultural Experiments Using the CQESTR Model" presented by Dr Hero Gollany (USDA). Register HERE.

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December 2022

Training of Trainers on Digital Climate Advisory Services (DCSA) in West Africa

December 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - December 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm GMT

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) in Partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is putting together the “Training of Trainers on Digital Climate Advisory Services (DCSA) in West Africa”. The training is scheduled as follows:- Date: December 8th and 9th 2022- Time: 09:00 am Greenwich Mean Time Kindly register for this training using the zoom link HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training. Training Conditions: 1. The trainee…

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Webinar: Implementing climate action through peatlands

December 8, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CET

Join Wetlands International and their collaborators for the 2nd session in their webinar series on peatlands and climate commitments. The webinar will discuss how to implement peatland-related climate commitments (including those contained in NDCs and LTS), empowering countries to implement climate action in peatland landscapes, taking into account the many tools and resources available, good practices and lessons learned. Case examples from different regions will be presented. There will also be an ‘Ask the Expert’ space allocated, where you will…

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Webinar: ReGenerative Grazing as a Soil, Climate, and Livelihoods Solution

December 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC

Join the international “4 per 1000” Initiative and their partners from Soil4Climate for their upcoming webinar titled “ReGenerative Grazing as a Soil, Climate, and Livelihoods Solution: The Science, Practice and Policy” on Wednesday 14 December at 17:00 UTC. The event will look at the science, practices and policies of regenerative grazing as a soil, climate, and livelihoods solution. Particular attention will be given to grasslands, soils, and pastoral people and agriculturally dependent communities. You can find the Zoom link and…

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January 2023

Joint CRG & IRG Meeting

January 17 @ 8:00 am - January 18 @ 5:00 pm CET

The GRA Croplands and Integrative Research Group are holding a joint meeting in Seville, Spain on the 17th and 18th of January 2023. The joint meeting will be held before the IX Congreso Internacional de Agroecología in Seville, Spain, which runs from 19-21 January 2023. The abstract submission deadline is 15 October 2022. The IX Congreso Internacional de Agroecología will have sessions in any of the following languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish, but without simultaneous translation. This is an invitation…

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