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July 19, 2021   •   News

GRA researchers are invited to submit an abstract for the MAC-B session organised by GRA Partners AgMIP at the AGU Fall Meeting (13-17 December 2021, New Orleans, LA, US and online).

Session Title: GC026. Co-Benefits and Tradeoffs from Combined Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture 

Section: Global Environmental Change 

Session ID: 120744  

Link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm21/prelim.cgi/Session/120744

Deadline: Wednesday, 4 August 2021 at 23:59 EDT

Description: Research at the nexus of climate mitigation and climate adaptation in agriculture remains challenging owing to both data and modeling limitations, as well as the multi-scale analyses and stakeholder engagement required. Nevertheless, as climate change intensifies, there is an urgent need to close these research gaps and rigorously assess how simultaneously implementing agricultural adaptation and mitigation interventions could provide valuable co-benefits and/or create trade-offs for food security, environmental conservation, and other important societal challenges. This session invites research papers on agricultural mitigation and adaptation co-benefits and trade-offs, particularly those that introduce data and model tools and approaches needed for evaluation; feature regional projects and perspectives; and provide empirical bases to assess multiple dimensions of societal impacts (e.g., food security, labor and gender, biodiversity, etc.). We encourage submissions representing a variety of disciplines, and in particular cross-disciplinary perspectives on these issues.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions ([email protected]).

Cheers,

Sonali McDermid, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Roberto Valdivia, and Erik Mencos

July 19, 2021   •   News

The June 2021 Croplands Research Group Newsletter is now available! In this edition you can find a link to the recent webinar recording on Full inversion tillage – to sequester soil carbon and reduce N2O losses in New Zealand, a project in Argentina to develop sustainable forestry, the FOODLEVERS project on organic and sustainable food systems in Europe and much more!

July 2, 2021   •   News

The 2021 meeting of the Integrative Research Group was held over four online sessions 24-25 June.

The meeting objective was to bring together members to discuss:

1. the contributions and progress countries are making on initiatives relevant to the work of the IRG networks/topics (country reports).

2. activities that networks are undertaking and identify opportunities for networks and countries (government, institutions and experts) to collaborate (network reports, project reports).

3. ideas for developing the IRG workplan and how our work can have the most impact (discussion).

The meeting was attended by participants from 22 countries and four partner organisations. Recordings of the online meeting and presentations from the sessions are now available for download.