May 14, 2019   •   News

CGIAR CCAFS is now recruiting for a Low Emissions Development Researcher/Analyst (“Science Officer”) at the University of Vermont. Suggestions of potential candidates are encouraged and should be sent to Lini Wollenberg ([email protected]).

The Researcher/Analyst position will contribute to the CCAFS’ Low Emissions Development research program (www.ccafs.cgiar.org) by leading selected research initiatives and facilitating research administration to deliver outcomes for the climate and food security in developing countries. Quantitative skills related to greenhouse gas estimation and excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential This is an exciting opportunity especially for new PhDs or other junior scientists interested to contribute to climate change mitigation through innovation in food systems.

Click here to apply.

 

May 13, 2019   •   News

A great new opportunity for a livestock scientist has opened up with the Livestock Research Group (LRG) of the Global Research Alliance. 

The LRG is looking for a South East Asian livestock scientist (or scientist with relevant experience in the region) to join a flagship Global Research Alliance (GRA) project focused on feed and nutrition measures to reduce livestock greenhouse gas emissions. This work is funded by the New Zealand Government in support of the GRA’s Livestock Research Group.

The project aims to:

(a) Expand animal and feed databases for mitigation of enteric methane developed by the GLOBAL NETWORK project to include new data representing production systems and environments from South East Asia, including systems relying on by-product feeds and forages and pastoral systems;

(b) Using these expanded databases, identify and recommend methane mitigation technologies that are practical and feasible for the livestock production systems in South East Asia and production systems;

(c) Develop specific methane yield (Ym) values suitable for local feeds in South East Asia and production systems, which will enable the use of these new Ym values to improve national greenhouse gas inventories; and

(d) Identify how nutritional measures can be captured in national greenhouse gas inventory methodologies to demonstrate mitigation in South East Asia.

The work will contribute regional data to a larger GRA project led by the Livestock Research Group’s Feed and Nutrition Network that aims to improve quantification of the effects of feed and nutrition on enteric methane emissions from cattle managed under a range of different production environments. The successful applicant will be expected to work closely with the leader of that larger project, with work completed by 30 June 2020.

Preference will be given to applicants (individuals or organisations) who are based in the South East Asian region. Suitably qualified applicants from outside the region are encouraged to apply, however must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil the expected deliverables, which will involve travel to the region.

Applications close on 29 May 2019.

More information about the role can be found in the Request for Proposals (RFP)and the Response Template.

For any questions, please contact Gavin Kenny ([email protected])

May 7, 2019   •   News

The ninth annual council meeting of the Global Research Alliance will take place 6-7 October in Bali, Indonesia.

The meeting will be held alongside the 5th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture “Transforming Food Systems under a Changing Climate” 8-10 October 2019, Bali, Indonesia. More information about this event may be found here including details about travel and visa.

The GRA Council meeting will open on the afternoon of Sunday 6 October with a formal reception and continue on Monday 7 October with a full day of discussion. At this stage we expect field tours to take place after the conference (11 October).

More information about the Council meeting and conference will be provided as soon as this is available.