May 16, 2022   •   News

New Joint Research Mechanism on climate and agriculture launched between Ireland and New Zealand

The first call is open for proposals until 5pm 15 July 2022 (Irish time).

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue, and Minister of State with special responsibility for research and innovation Martin Heydon, launched a new landmark research initiative with the New Zealand Minister for Agriculture, Damien O’Connor M.P. on 12 May 2022.

The Joint Research Mechanism (JRM) will focus on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and enhanced carbon sequestration in ruminant, pasture-based production systems.

Full press release HERE.

2022 Ireland – New Zealand Joint Research Call

The first research call under this initiative has been launched – “Strategies, technologies and novel production systems to reduce and account for greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture ruminant production systems”.

Submissions are open for proposals until 5pm 15 July 2022 (Irish time).

Topics for this call are:

  • Rumen Microbiology to Support the Development of Ruminant GHG Mitigation Technologies
  • Identification and development of technologies for the selection of low emitting ruminant livestock
  • Refinement of agricultural GHG emissions inventories through the development of emission factors for Nitrous Oxide and Carbon

There will be 2 webinars for applicants at these dates and times:

For more information refer to the 2022 joint call for research proposals.

2022 joint call for research proposals [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Further information can be found HERE.