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February 16, 2024   •   News

Closing date: 27 March 2024

You are inviting you to take part in a public consultation for a science-based protocol that has been developed to include dairy mitigation technologies into lifecycle assessment.

The protocol, developed by a consortium of dairy organisations and scientists including those involved in the GRA, is developed for use of dairy organisations to provide robust validation for the GHG emission reductions that are claimed when using new mitigation technologies. The consultation is seeking feedback on the proposed approach of the protocol from experts and those who may be involved in similar work.

The Protocol

This protocol sets out the criteria and approaches that, when applied to a GHG mitigation technology, will provide the necessary confidence for both the dairy organization claiming the mitigation and stakeholders that their products are safe to consume and the claimed GHG emissions reductions are robustly validated.

Consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to encourage review and feedback from a wide range of expertise and perspectives. Further information and all associated documents can be found HERE.

The project Collaborators and the Research Team are excited to receive your feedback, using the downloadable feedback form, by Wednesday March 27, 2024, to this critically important piece of work.

For all enquiries, please contact Brian Lindsay at [email protected]

February 14, 2024   •   News

For our new project “Digital technologies to Increase the Sustainability of African Livestock systems under climate risks (DISAL)”

Closing date: 5 March 2024

Location: Munich area in Germany
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Are you interested in #sensing_technologies and enjoy using models and working in exciting environments to apply #data_science?
 
We are #recruiting 2 PhD students for our new project “Digital technologies to Increase the Sustainability of African Livestock systems under climate risks (DISAL)”. This is a collaboration between Technical University of MunichThe University of Queensland and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) aiming to quantify the value of emerging digital technologies to guide on-farm and landscape decisions in the livestock sector. DISAL will explore in particular sensing technology (drones) to monitor biomass, emissions and biodiversity, and ear tags to monitor cattle movements. Production models (crop, grassland and livestock), economic models and data science will help us assess millions of farming options under a range of future climate and market scenarios.
 
One PhD position will be based in the Munich area in Germany: https://lnkd.in/dMhsDWx7
 
And the other PhD position will be based in Brisbane, Australia: https://lnkd.in/dKiRnF5P
 
There is travel between these countries and to conduct field work in #Kenya.
Supervisory team:
#Adam_Komarek (https://lnkd.in/dkmxRkAi)
Claudia Arndt Daniel Rodriguez

February 7, 2024   •   News

FONTAGRO’s 2024 Research Call in Collaboration with New Zealand
Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean!
Spanish version listed below.

📅 Deadline: April 3, 2024, 3 pm (US Eastern Time)
🌍 Scope: Latin America and the Caribbean
🤝 Partners: FONTAGRO and New Zealand
📢 Announcement of selected projects: August 2024


Objective: Develop regional projects that provide concrete evidence on promoting interconnected, efficient, sustainable, and resilient production systems through knowledge, science, technology, and innovation, resulting in a reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

For those interested, please see below and have a look at this website.

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