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. 

 

September 20, 2018   •   News

The eighth annual Council Meeting for the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) was held 10-11 September in Berlin, Germany. This meeting provided an exciting yet unique opportunity to cooperate and merge various initiatives in the context of sustainable agriculture, climate change, and food security. This meeting saw the handover of Council Chair from Japan to Germany and the acceptance of Indonesia as vice-Chair.

Key outcomes of this meeting included:

  • acceptance of two new GRA Flagships, one on Circular Food Systems and the other on Nitrogen;
  • agreement for the GRA to support the UNFCCC Koronivia joint work on agriculture; and
  • the announcement of several upcoming capability building opportunities supported by the GRA and our partners

This year’s meeting was held alongside the International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security – Connecting Research to Policy and Practice, jointly organized 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. The conference was 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).

Representatives from 31 member countries that attended the meeting include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Senegal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. Kenya also attended the meeting as an Observer country.

Partner organisations who attended this meeting include the Centre for Research and Education in Tropical Agriculture (CATIE), Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR), Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change – Joint Programming Initiative (FACCE-JPI), Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO), Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC), World Agricultural Forum (WAF), World Farmers Organisation (WFO). The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA-Facility) was also invited to present their work at the meeting.

The presentations from this meeting can be downloaded here.

September 20, 2018   •   News

At the eighth annual Council Meeting held in Berlin, Japan spoke about what they have achieved in their time as Council Chair before the hand-over to Germany.

Some of their achievements included hosting the 2017 Council meeting and Science conference, supporting research groups and flagships, lifting the profile of Alliance, strengthening relations with its partners, and expanding the membership of the Alliance during its chairmanship.

The statement from Japan on it’s achievements can be downloaded here.

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