February 8, 2019   •   News

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) is very pleased to announce that three new member countries have joined the Alliance!

In December 2018, Uganda and the Kingdom of eSwatini became members of the Alliance.

In Uganda, the agricultural sector is the most vulnerable sector to climate change. The sector contributes over 50 per cent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, making it a high priority sector for both climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. The Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries recognises that the GRA’s objectives align with those of Uganda in relation to food security, poverty reduction, and sustainable development.  Working with the GRA will contribute to knowledge sharing, synergies between adaptation and mitigation, technical and scientific exchanges, and the promotion of more efficient agricultural systems.

eSwatini is committed to a national climate change agenda, including sustainable development goals, and identifies agriculture and food security as key areas of concern. eSwatini is aligned with the Global Research Alliance Charter and fully endorses it. Through collaborative efforts eSwatini and the GRA will work towards enhanced climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The GRA is also very pleased to welcome Ethiopia as our newest member country. In Ethiopia the agriculture and livestock sector is of vital importance in addressing climate change and is central to Ethiopia’s vision and objectives for a climate resilient green economy.  The Ministry of Agriculture of Ethiopia is the central governmental actor in assisting Ethiopia’s transition to a climate resilient green economy and in the implementation of Ethiopia’s Livestock Master Plan. Previously, representatives from the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and Addis Ababa University attended the 2012 regional capability building workshop in Kenya. In 2014, participants from Ethiopia also took part in the intensive two weeks course “Introduction to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measurement”, organised by the Livestock Research Group of the GRA. The Alliance is looking forward to working with Ethiopia to develop and improve sustainable farming practices.

The 56 member countries now participating in the activities of the Global Research Alliance are:  Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

October 24, 2018   •   News

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) is very pleased to welcome Mongolia as our 52nd Member country!

Mongolia has previously attended meetings of the Livestock Research Group, recognising the growing importance of the livestock sector. Membership in the GRA will help Mongolia increase research cooperation and investment into mitigation practices and technologies in order to develop more efficient and productive agricultural systems. This can also help to build the resilience of and adaptive capacity of these systems to help meet increasing demand for food in a sustainable manner.

The 52 member countries now participating in the activities of the Global Research Alliance are:  Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

For more information on the GRA or how to become a member country please contact the GRA Secretariat.

September 6, 2018   •   News

The Global Research Alliance (GRA) is very pleased to welcome our 51st Member country, Namibia. Namibia is the eighth African country to join the Alliance.

Namibia recognises that membership in the Alliance can help the country achieve its climate change objectives and its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets, enshrined in the Paris Agreement.

The 51 member countries now participating in the activities of the Global Research Alliance are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

For more information on the GRA or how to become a member country please contact the GRA Secretariat.

April 23, 2018   •   News

The Global Research Alliance has reached a milestone membership of 50 volunteer member countries from around the world. Our 50th Member, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has joined us as the result of discussions at the Japan Pavilion side event at the COP23 Event in Bonn last year. We would like to thank Japan for hosting this event.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is our seventh African country to have joined the membership of the GRA, and we are looking forward to working together to help grow more food while reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

Below is a list of all our 50 Member Countries:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

Read more about our Community

March 28, 2018   •   News

The Global Research Alliance has updated our website to include a list of all our current Affiliates.

The page can be viewed alongside our Partners on our Community page, and shows the organisations represented by our 49 Member countries and by invited experts who participate in our Networks.

View the Affiliates page here

September 22, 2017   •   News

The Global Research Alliance is very pleased to welcome our newest Member country, Senegal.

Senegal became a Member at the 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the National Experts Committee of the Africa Rice Centre held in Banjul, the Gambia in September 2017. Senegal is our third African Member, and we are looking forward to working together in the future.

June 20, 2017   •   News

The Global Research Alliance is delighted to announce our newest Member country, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is the fifth African country to join the Alliance.

Zimbabwe recognises that membership in the Alliance can help the country realise its food security issues and its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets, enshrined in the Paris Agreement.

The 48 member countries now participating in the activities of the Global Research Alliance are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana,  Honduras, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Tunisia, the United States, Uruguay, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

For more information on the GRA or how to become a member country please contact the GRA Secretariat.

Zimbabwe

December 23, 2016   •   News

The Global Research Alliance is delighted to welcome our 47th Member Country, South Africa. South Africa has already been involved in stocktakes and regional workshops run by the Livestock Research Group, and newer areas of interest include topics such as GHG Inventories. We look forward to continuing to work together to grow more food without growing more greenhouse gases.

 

 

May 2, 2016   •   News

We are pleased to announce that we have added more Member Country pages to the GRA website. Have a look at the links at http://globalresearchalliance.org/community/ to learn about agricultural GHG mitigation and Global Research Alliance involvement for Argentina, Malaysia and Poland. More country pages are also to come! Poland

March 22, 2016   •   News

We are pleased to announce that more Member Countries of the GRA have their own country pages. Have a look at the links at http://globalresearchalliance.org/community/ to learn about agricultural GHG mitigation and Global Research Alliance involvement for Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Vietnam. More country pages are also to come!community