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.
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The Global Research Alliance’s Livestock Research Group has published a new case study on beef production in Canada. The study discovered that Canada produced 32% more beef in 2011 than in 1981, mostly due to higher carcass weights. This was done with 29% less breeding stock, 27% fewer slaughter cattle and 24% less land, and with a 14% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity.
The Livestock Research Group is documenting countries’ successes in reducing on-farm emissions intensity and increasing productivity and resource use efficiency (or reducing other externalities) of livestock systems. The case studies showcase the diversity of approaches being employed across different livestock systems and scales (local, state and national).
Read the other case studies (scroll down to ‘Success stories in reducing emissions intensity’)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity investigating the environmental impacts of dairy farm systems. A candidate is sought to monitor nutrient balance on dairy farms in an attempt to reduce nutrient losses in the form of environmentally damaging compounds, using the whole-farm models Holos and IFSM. The candidate must have a PhD and a background in agriculture and Canadian livestock production systems, expertise in life cycle assessment, whole-farm analysis and / or ecosystem modelling, or dairy cattle nutrition.
The PDF location is the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre in Canada, and the position is intended to commence on 1 April, 2016.
To apply, email (subject line “Postdoctoral fellowship dairy farm systems modelling & analysis 2016”). a single pdf file containing your CV, a statement describing your motivation and eligibility, and three referees to:
- Dr Roland Kroebel ([email protected])
- Dr. Karen Beauchemin ([email protected])
- Dr. Karen Koenig ([email protected])
AGGP is the initial response of Canada to the GRA initiative. It was open to Canadian organizations and will come to completion in 2015. The program will provide Canadian farmers with technologies to manage their land and livestock in a way that will mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To find out more: http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/?id=1331047113009#l1
A short summary report from the June 2012 meeting of the Alliance Council in Saskatoon, Canada is now available for you to download and read.
The meeting was attended by participants from 21 member countries, two observer countries and representatives from invited international organisations.
The meeting saw New Zealand hand over the role of Alliance Chair to Canada, Uruguay was confirmed as the vice-Chair. Outcomes included the finalisation of the Alliance Communications Policy, and update from the Research and cross-cutting Groups of the Alliance and presentations from international organisations invited as Partners of the Alliance.
Read the Alliance Council meeting summary.