The Conservation Agriculture Network of our Croplands Research Group. led by Canada, has produced a new brochure of their work.
The brochure explains how conservation agriculture can mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and enhance soil carbon storage in croplands.
A number of opportunities are currently available for research and officer positions with the United Nations’ Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).
The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, in support of households, localities and small enterprises that are underserved, where development needs are greatest and where resources are scarcest.
The July 2017 edition of the Global Research Alliance’s Livestock Research Group newsletter is now available.
This edition includes updates on the four flagship programmes of the Alliance and a summary of outcomes of the April 2017 Livestock Research Group meeting in Washington DC.
Our side event from the FAO Conference 40th Session “Partnering to Scale up Climate Action by Countries in the Agricultural Sectors” is now available as a video to watch on demand.
The side event was jointly organised by the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as host of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and FAO. The Speakers from FAO and GRA partner organisations and Member countries discuss in particular the role of strategic partnerships in maximizing its impact on the ground through support to countries to implement the agriculture commitments of their NDCs.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – through its Co-operative Research Programme (CRP) – has opened a call for applications to fund travelling research fellowships and to sponsor international conferences (such as workshops, congresses and symposia) on cutting edge issues in agriculture, food, fisheries and forestry in 2018. The CRP operates under three themes – Managing Natural Capital for the Future, Managing Risks in a Connected World, Transformational Technologies and Innovation. More information, including full details of the application process and selection criteria for both the fellowships and conference support, is available on the website: www.oecd.org/agriculture/crp
The July edition of the FACCE-SURPLUS Newsletter is now available.
This edition includes information on a new research project examining how changing the sequence of future crop rotations could maintain agricultural production and biodiversity in the face of climate change.
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.