October 17, 2018   •   News

Announcement of a Joint Call on “Novel technologies, solutions and systems to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in animal production systems”.

The Joint Call is a partnership between three European ERA-NET research initiatives on Sustainable Animal Production (SusAn), Monitoring and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases from Agriculture and Silviculture (ERA-GAS) and Information and Communication Technologies and Robotics for Sustainable Agriculture (ICT-AGRI).

The Joint Call is supported by research partners from 24 countries, including from outside of Europe, participating countries are:  Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and Uruguay.

The overall objective of the 2018 Joint Call is to contribute to the development of novel technologies, solutions and systems to reduce the GHG intensity of animal production systems (excluding aquaculture or fur animals) in Europe and beyond. This funding initiative calls for applied research. The projects’ potential impact should be relevant for the mitigation of GHG emissions within the coming 5 – 10 years. Deadline for proposal submission: 3rd December 2018

The call announcement and link to the online submission tool can be found on the FACCE-JPI website.

July 24, 2018   •   News

The Global Research Alliance participated in our partner FONTAGRO’s 20-year celebration last month. The celebration coincided with the III Symposium on Adaptation to Climate Change of Family Farming in Washington DC, within the framework of the Third Workshop on Technical Follow-up of FONTAGRO Projects, at the offices of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC, USA on 4-8 June 2018.

Researchers and representatives of national research institutes got together to analyse the innovations generated in the projects of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change of family farming in the region.

Photos and video footage of the event can be found here.

July 19, 2018   •   News

The June 2018 newsletter of our Partner, the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCCA), is now available. This edition includes an update on the 2018 World Environment Day in India.

Read the newsletter here.

June 19, 2018   •   News

The May 2018 newsletter of our Partner, the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCCA), is now available.

Included in this issue is a briefing on methane, with some focus on the agricultural sector.

Read the newsletter here

June 18, 2018   •   News

The GRA is working in Partnership with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and other experts to identify cost-effective and technically sound measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems – and the guidance, tools, and platforms that support them.

At a side event during the 2018 Bonn Climate Change Conference, experts from Brazil, Guatemala, and Uruguay shared their experiences developing MRV systems for livestock NAMA projects at the local level and elaborated on how this information could inform NAMAs and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) going forward.

Four themes arose from presentations and discussion with the audience:

(1) Standardized approaches are needed at subnational/project and national MRV levels to enable the two systems to “talk” to each other.

(2) Protocols and technologies for information collection apps, data compilation and access via platforms were essential components of MRV systems and can help with aggregation, standardization, and quality control.

(3) MRV should build on national livestock information systems and seek to improve these to provide robust activity data.

(4) Capacity development at subnational levels should be a priority.

 

Read the report here in English, French and Spanish.

Read the related CCAFS blog post here

June 12, 2018   •   News

The latest newsletter from our Partner GODAN is now available. Included in this issue is information about a white paper on Digital and data-driven agriculture opportunities for smallholders, and the results of an analysis of five agriculture programmes regarding donor open data policy and practice.

Read the newsletter here

May 15, 2018   •   News

Our partner, the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), has released its April 2018 newsletter. This edition includes information on their 2018 Award for an individual or group’s exceptional contribution to reducing short-lived climate pollutants, including in the area of agriculture.

Read the newsletter here

Climate and Clean Air Awards

Entries and nominations are for projects, programs and policies that demonstrate:

  • Innovation in reducing short-lived climate pollutants
  • Sharing and scaling up activities
  • Measurable results with multiple benefits
  • Awareness raising about the pollutants and their impacts

To submit an entry, nominate a group or individual, or learn more about the awards program, visit the website.

Entries will be accepted until Monday, 4 June 2018. Winners announced this September.

If you have any questions you can contact the Climate & Clean Air Coalition Secretariat at [email protected] or at (+33) 1 44 37 14 73.

Submit an entry

 

May 3, 2018   •   News

The latest newsletter of our Partner, Global Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), is now available. This edition includes information on the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress and an article on how to make agricultural research data more discoverable, reusable and reproducable.

Read the newsletter here

March 23, 2018   •   News

The March issue of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-ERA-GAS) newsletter is now available.

This issue mentions the International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security – Connecting research to policy and practice (September 10-13), which will be held alongside the GRA’s annual Council meeting in Berlin (September 10-11).

Read the newsletter here