The first workshop took place in Uruguay in 2010 with representatives from national research institutions and universities of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay.
The workshop resulted in the establishment of a key start-up project to better understand the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in Latin American and Caribbean countries. The resulting project has been sponsored by the Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO) and supported by the Inter-American Development Bank and the New Zealand Government.
The project will use a range of techniques and technologies including two alternative approaches to measure enteric CH4emissions and closed chambers to monitor N2O fluxes. Capacity building is an integral part of the project through short field and lab courses, recruitment of graduate students and scientific seminars at participant institutions. Further information can be found in the Collaborative Research Projects page of this website.