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November 28, 2022   •   News

Closing date: 4 December 2022

Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand

AgResearch is offering an exciting opportunity to join their world-leading, award-winning Rumen Microbiology team as a Senior Scientist, and help their research on reducing biogenic greenhouse gas emissions in climate change mitigation. Learn more & apply HERE.

November 28, 2022   •   News

Location: ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The Niu Lab at ETH Zurich is seeking two motivated, team-oriented individuals with a strong interest in the interface of basic and applied research in agricultural and animal nutrition sciences to enhance understanding of nutrient utilization efficiency and improve the sustainability of livestock systems.

The potential research topics include:

  • Investigate dietary strategies to mitigate environmental impacts (GHG emissions and N excretions) of dairy cattle
  • Understand the gut microbial composition of dairy cattle in response to dietary changes
  • Assess the impact of climate changes on dairy cattle
  • Integrate precision dairy farming technologies and data analysis, mathematical and statistical modelling and artificial intelligence to improve the health and welfare of dairy cattle

Learn more and apply online HERE.

November 25, 2022   •   News

A recording of the GRA CSA side event, which took place during the Africa Science and Partnership for Agriculture Conference (SPAC) in September 2022 in Accra, Ghana, co-hosted by NZAGRC and ILRI, is now available.

The side event titled “Gaining Ground: A Workshop to Strengthen collaborations to advance Climate-Smart Agriculture” sought to showcase science-based practices that illustrate pathways to climate-smart, low-emission agricultural development and to identify steps needed to improve global and regional collaboration for long-term climate-smart agriculture (CSA) transformation.

Participants reported the training and experience exchanges were very useful for improving the design of CSA practices. Insights emerged related to illustrating adaptation and mitigation co-benefits, enhancing collaboration between research institutions and governments, scaling viable CSA technologies, efficient communication channels, robust data collection/information management systems, and that local adoption requires demonstrating the efficacy of CSA interventions in each national context.

Speakers at the side event included:

  • Dr Claudia Arndt, Senior Scientist and Co-leader, Mazingira Centre ILRI, Kenya
  • Dr Ackim Mwape, Africa Programme Lead NZAGRC, New Zealand
  • Dr Wilhelmina Quaye, Director CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, Ghana
  • Dr Kofi Konadu Boateng, Program Associate for Agriculture, Global Methane Hub (GMH)
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January 2023

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January 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - January 18, 2023 @ 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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New Zealand Agricultural Climate Change Conference 2023

February 28, 2023 @ 8:00 am - March 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm NZDT

The New Zealand Agricultural Climate Change Conference and associated meetings will be held from 28 February thru 2 March 2023 at Te Papa, Wellington. The two-day conference will showcase the latest research and policy developments and implementation actions being undertaken to reduce agricultural greenhouse gases in New Zealand. The conference is aimed at primary sector, science and government leaders and practitioners interested in agricultural greenhouse gas and climate change developments and the latest research on reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. Updates will be posted on the NZAGRC website. 

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Conference: Agri-Food & Science Circle 2023

May 10, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - May 11, 2023 @ 5:15 pm CEST

"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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