December 7, 2018   •   News

The final summary report is now available from the ‘International Conference on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Food Security – Connecting Research Policy & Practice’ focused on agricultural GHG emission reduction in light of climate change, sustainable agriculture, and food security.

The conference was held on the 10-13 September 2018 in Berlin, Germany, alongside the GRA Council meeting, and brought together approximately 300 scientists and stakeholders from government, public administration, industry and farmer organisations.  Thematic discussions brought together participants to discuss key challenges facing agricultural production and the reduction of GHG emissions from both a scientific and policy perspective identifying a key statements and recommendations for each topic.

A few key take away messages:

  • A greater focus on how to act upon scientific findings and implement scientific recommendations is needed
  • Move to a science of implementation, not just the science of options or measurement
  • More boldness in policy design: large-scale initiatives and learning
  • Co-designing solutions with farmers, investors, input suppliers, advisory services to mainstream mitigation is essential
  • For MRV regional data platforms, novel methods and information systems are promising solutions
  • Higher priority to reduce loss and waste: food and other resources – circularity
  • Ensuring effective policy coordination and coherence
  • political will – we need it all: top-down and bottom-up, good governance
  • Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture: science, practice and policy – all have a role to play

The conference was organised by the Global Research Alliance (GRA) and the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) of the European Commission, in partnership with CGIAR-CCAFS and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and supported by its Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries (Thünen Institute).

Each organisation presented to conference participants on their key research achievements and outcomes and provided a wrap up of the key outcomes from the conference. The organisations were represented by:

  • Hayden Montgomery (GRA Special Representative)
  • Hartmut Stalb (Chair of FACCE – JPI)
  • Bruce Campbell (CCAFS & CGIAR Representative); and
  • Lini Wollenberg (Flagship Leader of Low Emissions Development at CCAFS (USA))

 

Click here to view the final summary report. 

Alternatively, to learn more about the conference click here for the final summary slides.

November 2, 2018   •   News

The ‘International Conference on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Food Security – Connecting Research Policy & Practice’ focused on agricultural GHG emission reduction in light of climate change, sustainable agriculture, and food security. The conference was held on the 10-13th September 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

 

The conference outcome was summarised by:

  • Hayden Montgomery (GRA Special Representative)
  • Hartmut Stalb (Chair of FACCE – JPI)
  • Bruce Campbell (CCAFS & CGIAR Representative); and
  • Lini Wollenberg (Flagship Leader of Low Emissions Development at CCAFS (USA))

To learn more about the conference click here for the final summary slides.

Alternatively, click here to view the AgriGHG conference video and final report. 

 

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 20, 2018   •   Events

09/08/2018 - 10/08/2018

Osorno, Chile

sara.hube@inia.cl

July 16, 2018   •   Events

20/03/2019 - 21/03/2019

Residenz München, Munich, Germany

presse@globalfoodsummit.com

Global Food Summit website

July 9, 2018   •   Events

06/07/2018 - 09/07/2018

San Diego, USA

reinhard.well@thuenen.de

SSSA 2019

July 9, 2018   •   News

A session on Soil Denitrification will be held at the 2019 Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) International Soils Meeting, entitled “Denitrification in Agricultural Soils: Integrated Control and Modelling at Various Scales” Jan 6 -9 in San Diego.

Denitrification is the key process returning reactive nitrogen to the atmosphere. Despite being intensively studied for more than 100 years, soil denitrification rates and emissions of its gaseous products can still not be satisfactorily predicted. The complexity of the process in response to highly temporally and spatially variable soil properties (matrix to field scale) prevents robust prediction of denitrification rates and gaseous emissions.

Keynote speakers:
       Peter Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (to be confirmed)
       Marcus Horn, Institute of Microbiology, Leibniz University Hannover (to be confirmed)
       N.N.

Call for papers

Oral or poster contributions are invited. Topics include interactions between effects of key factors on denitrification and its gaseous emissions, and modelling of these processes at scales from matrix to field.

Early registration is until July 24; final registration is Aug 8.

May 24, 2018   •   Events

12/08/2018 - 17/08/2018

Rio de Janiero, Brazil

21wcss@21wcss.org

Conference website

May 2, 2018   •   Events

12/06/2019 - 14/06/2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

office@ncgg.info

NCGG website

April 30, 2018   •   Events

01/08/2018 - 05/08/2018

Kuching, East Malaysia

fifi@placeborneo.com

Conference webpage