November 4, 2014   •   News

Training course in South Africa

In September the Livestock Research Group of the GRA held a two week training course to increase research capacity in methane and nitrous oxide measurements across Africa. The workshop was held at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Seventeen participants from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda received ‘hands-on’ training during an intensive two weeks course on the “Introduction to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measurement”. The course was funded by the New Zealand Government with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the European Union-funded AnimalChange project (http://www.animalchange.eu/).

The training course promoted the goals of the Global Research Alliance, in support of the Livestock Research Group, and furthered the aims to develop collaborative approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from pastoral farming. The course was organised by the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) and taught by a collaboration of New Zealand, British, Irish and Kenyan experts in the field.