The Coordination of International Research Cooperation on soil CArbon Sequestration in Agriculture (CIRCASA), initiated in November 2017, has announced that its website is now up and running at https://www.circasa-project.eu/
CIRCASA aims to develop international synergies concerning research and knowledge exchange in the field of carbon sequestration in agricultural soils at European Union and global levels with active engagement of all relevant stakeholders. Specifically, it seeks to:
* Strengthen the international research community on soil carbon sequestration in relation to climate change and food security;
* Improve our understanding of agricultural soil carbon sequestration in different agricultural systems and pedo-climatic conditions and its potential for climate change mitigation and adaptation and for increasing food production;
* Co-design a strategic research agenda with stakeholders on soil carbon sequestration in agriculture;
* Better structure the international research cooperation in this field.
The Global Research Alliance is one of the major international initiatives participating in the CIRCASA project, along with 4 per 1000 – Soils for Food Security and Climate and the Joint Programming Initiative on Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI). The Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security program (CCAFS) and the Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) programs of the CGIAR, and the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) are also involved, along with 23 Partners.