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October 19, 2021   •   News

Join the IDF, WUR and CGIAR on 28 October between 10:00 – 12:00 CET for a webinar exploring greenhouse gas reduction efforts in Asia.

Target audience: Stakeholders in the dairy sectors of South and East Asia who are active in smallholder dairy farming and dairy processing: processors, researchers, consultants, policy officers, extension workers, and others interested in the development of the Asian dairy sectors. The webinar is freely accessible for all interested persons and organizations.


Many countries in South and East Asia are expanding their dairy sectors to increase the self-sufficiency of dairy products. These efforts are made while at the same time global and national plans are made to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) from livestock and dairy production. What does this mean for the dairy production on smallholder farms in Asia? That will be the topic of an international webinar about the reduction of greenhouse gases from these farms.

The webinar is organized by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), International Dairy Federation (IDF) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). In the past three years, CCAFS funded a research project on low-emission development in the dairy sector in Asia. The presentation of the final results of this project will be combined with an overview of plans and experiences of various Asian countries about the reduction of GHG on smallholder dairy farms.

Speakers will share plans, research results and experiences about their GHG reduction efforts. Presenters are expected from from Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. Next to that some speakers from global organizations (FAO, WorldBank and Global Research Alliance) will focus on options to implement emission reduction in dairy farms in Asia.

Further information and registration link here.

Hayden Montgomery, the GRA Special Representative, will be presenting as part of the webinar.

October 19, 2021   •   News

Are NDC’s meeting expectations in agriculture and what actions are needed to translate commitments into transformative actions? Join the CCAFS Low-Emissions Development webinar on 27 October from 16:00 – 17:30 CEST to explore this subject.

CCAFS, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Resources Institute (WRI) partnered to conduct a detailed analysis of agriculture targets in the latest round of NDCs. The analyses examined progress since the first NDCs, level of ambition, a comparison of ambition and emissions reduction potentials from the sub-sectors, and support for implementation in domestic policies and investment needs.

Join CCAFS, FAO, WRI and partners for a webinar to discuss:

  • Ambition of current NDCs’ commitments for agriculture;
  • Share methods and tools for analysis of NDCs; and
  • Highlight actions to achieve NDCs’ targets.

These analyses can enhance the clarity, transparency and understanding of NDCs to support their progress by identifying gaps in mitigation targets, finance needs and policy.

Further information and registration details here.

October 18, 2021   •   News

DAAD climapAfrica: Africans in climate research | Deadline 17 November 2021

We would like to make you aware of a call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships for Africans in climate research by the German Academic Exchange Service. The call for application ends on 17 November 2021.

The DAAD Climate research Alumni and Postdocs in Africa (climapAfrica) program brings together high-potential African researchers in climate change research and protection with African alumni experts of German funding initiatives in the field of climate research. Through currently seven thematic working groups, it seeks to catalyse uptake and use of research outputs through a vibrant, highly connected network to facilitate the development of regional solutions.

The DAAD climapAfrica program offers the following benefits:

Attractive funding scheme

  • Postdoctoral fellowship (12 months)
  • Funding for research stays in Germany (2-6 months)
  • Funding for international conference participations

Advance your research with leading experts

  • Benefit from knowledge and expertise of Alumni in your field
    through working groups
  • Benefit from distinguished supervision
  • Get guidance from German mentors

Become part of a growing community of climate researchers and experts

  • Broaden your network through the climapAfrica thematic working
    groups and climapAfrica conferences

Improve your skills through a targeted training program

  • Increase your research impact through capacity-buildings in
    science policy advising and skills training

Apply now online via DAAD scholarship website.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Research Center for Global Food Security and Ecosystems or to the DAAD directly via [email protected] if you have any additional questions.

Further information here.