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May 23, 2022   •   News

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

Learn more HERE.


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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March 2022

CCAC Webinar: Country Actions to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (I)

March 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:40 pm CEST

In 2022, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is celebrating its 10th year of supporting national action to rapidly slow global temperature rise and reduce air pollution. Over the past ten years the CCAC has supported 37 countries to develop national action plans and policies and translate these into action. Two webinar sessions will be held on Tuesday, 29 March to highlight four countries - Colombia, Maldives, Nigeria and Pakistan - that have successfully integrated climate and air quality…

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CCAC Webinar: Country Actions to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (II)

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:10 pm CEST

In 2022, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is celebrating its 10th year of supporting national action to rapidly slow global temperature rise and reduce air pollution. Over the past ten years the CCAC has supported 37 countries to develop national action plans and policies and translate these into action. Two webinar sessions will be held on Tuesday, 29 March to highlight four countries – Colombia, Maldives, Nigeria and Pakistan – that have successfully integrated climate and air quality…

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April 2022

Conference [email protected]: Living within planetary boundaries

April 11 @ 8:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm CEST
Wageningen University & Research, 6708 PB Wageningen Netherlands + Google Map

A transition towards a circular bio-based and climate smart society is the answer to many of the societal challenges we are facing today. Circular systems in the green and in the blue domain will close water, nutrient and carbon cycles and from this, minimize resource losses and climate change effects, and hence assure that society can live within the planetary boundaries. Based on the call for sessions, the organizing committee has developed an inspiring program that supports the identification of…

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Webinar: Policy coherence for climate-smart agriculture in Africa

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am SAST

Join CIGAR for this round table on 'Policy coherence for climate-smart agriculture in Africa'. Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) has led extensive analysis and dialogues on the coherence of policies that support - or sometimes even undermine - our ambitions for more climate-smart agriculture across Africa. Our research has identified the issues. And through our engagement, we're developing recommendations that address critical gaps in the design, implementation, monitoring and financing of climate action and the transformation…

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FACCE-JPI Workshop on Policy Coherence

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm CEST

The Joint Programming Initiative for Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) is pleased to invite you to a workshop on 25 April 2022, entitled “Science Advice to Policy Coherence for Sustainable Food Systems”. This workshop aims to bring together policy makers, academics and representatives of stakeholder organisations to discuss effective science to policy advice for food systems policy coherence. The discussions will centre around the holistic and integrated approaches that include trade-offs and synergies, which is the focus of…

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BovINE Webinar: Carbon Sequestration

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CEST

Leaders of the BovINE Environmental Sustainability Thematic Working Group, Riet Desmet and Karen Goosens will be joined by experts Paul Pardon, Josselin Andurand and Ennio Facq for this webinar focusing on Carbon Sequestration. Carbon sequestration is an important part of the reduction of greenhouse gases. In this, beef production systems can play an important role and help to improve soil health. Different ways exist to sequester more carbon (C) in the soil. A known practice, yet newly discovered in some…

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May 2022

International Conference on Zero GHG Emission in High Productive Agriculture

May 3 - May 5

The international conference on 'Zero Greenhouse Emission in High Productive Agriculture - ZEA' will be held 3 - 5 May 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference is organised by Aarhus University and hosted and financially supported by Novo Nordisk Foundation and the venue is Tuborg Havnevej 19, DK-2600 Hellerup. Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture originate from livestock, manure, soils, land use and fossil fuels. Society is increasingly successful in reducing emissions from non-agricultural sectors, and within a few years, agriculture will…

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European seminar: SusCrop

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - May 12 @ 3:00 pm CEST

European seminar on research and innovation in sustainable crop production & workshop on enhancement and optimization of innovation SusCrop is an ERA-Net Cofund Action under H2020, which aims to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in the field of Sustainable Crop Production. In 2019 under the first co-funded Call, SusCrop selected 13 transnational research projects for funding within the area of sustainable and resilient crop production. For more details about the 1st call and selected projects, please visit this website. In…

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CCAC Agriculture Hub full meeting

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

CCAC Partners and all interested parties are invited to join the CCAC Agriculture Hub's first Full Hub meeting on 12 May 2022. It will be co-chaired by representatives from Costa Rica, the US, and Vietnam. The meeting will focus on the livestock sector and will be held in 3 parts: Part 1 will include presentations on country best practices and science and research; Part 2 will bring together a panel to focus on barriers to implementation; and Part 3 will…

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Webinar: Do nutrients limit soil carbon sequestration?

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar series is sponsored by the International Soil Carbon Network in partnership with the Midwest, Northeast, and Northwest USDA Climate Hubs, the American Geophysical Union, and the tri-societies–the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. Keen public interest in soil carbon sequestration will test the scientific community’s ability to deliver effective soil management practices and durable scientific concepts. In this webinar series we will hear diverse perspectives on key questions that…

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

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am NZST

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: Scaling up feed additives & evidence for impacts

May 19 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am NZST

As the livestock sector seeks to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, efforts to identify greenhouse gas emission mitigation opportunities have accelerated. A new industry of feed additives and concentrates claiming to reduce emissions is rapidly expanding. Yet, skepticism remains, and a lack of user-friendly synthesis of existing research has left investors and policy makers without a clear indication of feed additives’ potential. Are additives that mitigate methane available or effective? Are…

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