October 19, 2020   •   News


The fourth annual meeting of the Integrative Research Group (IRG) of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) was held at Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, the Netherlands on 2-4 March 2020. Delegates attended from 13 GRA member countries, nine partner organisations and Madagascar attended as an observer. 

Discussions focused on achievements of the IRG, the future of a Circular Food Systems Network led by the Netherlands within the IRG, exploring the co-benefits of GHG mitigation and adaptation, and how the IRG can achieve its aims. IRG committed establishing a formal Circular Food Systems Network, working closer between GRA members and with GRA partners to model co-benefits and align work programmes.

The meeting was attended by Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Madagascar, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States of America. The purpose of the IRG is to foster collaboration in the science community across the GRA Research Groups and between GRA member countries, international partnerships, research organisations and research institutions to ultimately develop international knowledge and capabilities for estimation, monitoring, and projecting greenhouse gas emissions within and across agricultural systems.

The meeting report and presentations are available here.