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May 23, 2022   •   News

Pre-Application Due: June 22, 2022 at 5:00pm ET

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About the 2022 Greener Cattle Request for Applications

The Greener Cattle Initiative anticipates awarding up to $4.67 million under this call for projects with applicants able to request up to that amount or a portion of the funds available.

Formed by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, the Greener Cattle Initiative serves as a vehicle for multiple stakeholders to share knowledge and accelerate the development of scalable and commercially-feasible technologies that reduce enteric methane emissions and enable the production of sustainable beef and dairy.

This initial request for proposals seeks preliminary research that can serve as the basis for future breakthroughs and scalable solutions. The Greener Cattle Initiative welcomes research that mitigates enteric methane emissions in one or more of the following areas: nutrition and management strategies; genetic approaches and phenotyping strategies; rumen microbiome research; or sensing and data technology.

Projects should have the potential to transform the field of enteric methane research and agricultural sustainability. Additionally, research must be commercially viable, economically feasible and socially responsible without negatively impacting animal health and welfare, productivity, product quality and consumer and environmental safety.

Informational Webinar

Join FFAR virtually on May 24, 2022 at 1 p.m. ET for an informational webinar about this funding opportunity. Additional details including how to join are available on the webinar event webpage. 

May 23, 2022   •   News

Abstract submission for the upcoming XXI International Nitrogen Workshop is now open (until 13 June 2022).

Submit an abstract HERE.

XXI International N Workshop

24th – 28th October 2022, Madrid

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, agroforestry, forestry, urban and agro-food systems). We will discuss these communications allocated in five regular- and three special sessions, together with eight interesting keynotes during five exciting days in October 2022 in Madrid, Spain.

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May 2022

Webinar & Online Networking: EJP Soil External Call

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CEST

Join this event to learn more about the EJP SOIL Second External Call. The webinar will cover an overview of all relevant aspects for the Call and will give a short introduction to the submission tool. Following the Webinar the call office will provide a virtual networking space where interested applicants can get connected. Learn more HERE and register HERE.

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Webinar: The policy relevance of national GHG inventories in guiding mitigation for agriculture

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC

Join the Inventories and NDC (I&NDC) Network on 24 May from 13:00 – 14:30 (GMT/UTC) for the first session of their 2022 webinar series titled “The policy relevance of national GHG inventories in guiding mitigation for agriculture”. This webinar will bring together leading experts and industry stakeholders to discuss the relevance of national agriculture inventories in guiding policy decisions and questions including: Why are agriculture GHG inventories so crucial for policy decisions?How can industry organisations and the inventory work together?What…

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Webinar: Greener Cattle Initiative Funding Opportunity

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Join FFAR for an informational webinar on May 24 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the Greener Cattle Initiative’s call for research applications and learn more about this program. The Initiative, an industry collaborative created by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) and Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, issued a request for applications to advance enteric methane reduction research. This funding opportunity specifically seeks research to develop scalable technologies that reduce enteric methane emissions and enhance sustainable production…

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Info Webinar: 2022 Joint Research Call between Ireland and New Zealand

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am IST

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…

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Webinar: Managing pastoral systems to maintain or increase soil C & reduce N2O emissions

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NZST

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…

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June 2022

GGAA 2022 Conference

June 5 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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…

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GRA AHN Workshop

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

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…

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GRA FNN Meeting

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

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…

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GRA MMN Meeting

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

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…

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GRA & APEC Workshop: Enhancing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Inventory Methodology

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZST

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 (UTC+12). 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…

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August 2022

International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems (ISCRAES 2022)

August 28 - August 31

This symposium will be held from 28-31 August, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. The main theme of this symposium is “Implementing the New Green Deal: The Path Towards Sustainable Agriculture“, which refers mainly to European Green Deal having the opportunity and resources to achieve the primary objective of a sustainable Europe and planet by tackling the current major environmental, climate, and societal challenges facing by the world. Globally climate change is one of the most important issues facing the agricultural sectors…

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September 2022

Conference: Agri-Food & Science Circle 2022

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - September 9 @ 5:15 pm CEST
Bella Sky Conference & Event, Copenhagen, Center Blvd. 5, Indgang 3
2300 København S, Denmark

"The climate conference that unites everybody in the agri-food industry in the strive to reduce climate footprint." Climate is high on the agenda all over the world. In Denmark we are committed to pushing the development and leading the way in sharing and implementing knowledge from science and research to practice. To this end, we aim to facilitate the cooperation between agricultural and food scientists, advisers, and processing companies. To support the move from vision to action, Danish agriculture innovation…

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