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February 16, 2024   •   News

Closing date: 27 March 2024

You are inviting you to take part in a public consultation for a science-based protocol that has been developed to include dairy mitigation technologies into lifecycle assessment.

The protocol, developed by a consortium of dairy organisations and scientists including those involved in the GRA, is developed for use of dairy organisations to provide robust validation for the GHG emission reductions that are claimed when using new mitigation technologies. The consultation is seeking feedback on the proposed approach of the protocol from experts and those who may be involved in similar work.

The Protocol

This protocol sets out the criteria and approaches that, when applied to a GHG mitigation technology, will provide the necessary confidence for both the dairy organization claiming the mitigation and stakeholders that their products are safe to consume and the claimed GHG emissions reductions are robustly validated.

Consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to encourage review and feedback from a wide range of expertise and perspectives. Further information and all associated documents can be found HERE.

The project Collaborators and the Research Team are excited to receive your feedback, using the downloadable feedback form, by Wednesday March 27, 2024, to this critically important piece of work.

For all enquiries, please contact Brian Lindsay at [email protected]

February 14, 2024   •   News

For our new project “Digital technologies to Increase the Sustainability of African Livestock systems under climate risks (DISAL)”

Closing date: 5 March 2024

Location: Munich area in Germany
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Are you interested in #sensing_technologies and enjoy using models and working in exciting environments to apply #data_science?
 
We are #recruiting 2 PhD students for our new project “Digital technologies to Increase the Sustainability of African Livestock systems under climate risks (DISAL)”. This is a collaboration between Technical University of MunichThe University of Queensland and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) aiming to quantify the value of emerging digital technologies to guide on-farm and landscape decisions in the livestock sector. DISAL will explore in particular sensing technology (drones) to monitor biomass, emissions and biodiversity, and ear tags to monitor cattle movements. Production models (crop, grassland and livestock), economic models and data science will help us assess millions of farming options under a range of future climate and market scenarios.
 
One PhD position will be based in the Munich area in Germany: https://lnkd.in/dMhsDWx7
 
And the other PhD position will be based in Brisbane, Australia: https://lnkd.in/dKiRnF5P
 
There is travel between these countries and to conduct field work in #Kenya.
Supervisory team:
#Adam_Komarek (https://lnkd.in/dkmxRkAi)
Claudia Arndt Daniel Rodriguez

February 7, 2024   •   News

FONTAGRO’s 2024 Research Call in Collaboration with New Zealand
Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean!
Spanish version listed below.

📅 Deadline: April 3, 2024, 3 pm (US Eastern Time)
🌍 Scope: Latin America and the Caribbean
🤝 Partners: FONTAGRO and New Zealand
📢 Announcement of selected projects: August 2024


Objective: Develop regional projects that provide concrete evidence on promoting interconnected, efficient, sustainable, and resilient production systems through knowledge, science, technology, and innovation, resulting in a reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

For those interested, please see below and have a look at this website.

February 2, 2024   •   News

Closing date: 29 February 2024

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Please see below for an opportunity for a Post-Doctorate Scholarship offered by FAPESP. The details of the scholarship can be found here.

For those interested, have a look at this website.

January 29, 2024   •   News

From the European project AF4EU (Agroforestry Business Model Innovation Network) we send you a press release about the agroforestry innovation networks that the partnership is building.


January 16, 2024   •   News

Call for abstracts:
The XXII International N Workshop 2024
Resolving the Global Nitrogen Dilemma – Opportunities and Challenges
17th – 21st June 2024 in Aarhus, Denmark
Sign-up here: www.nworkshop2024.org
The deadline for abstract submission is the 31st of January 2024.
Email: [email protected]


In 2024, Aarhus University has the honor of hosting the next N Workshop. Join us for five exciting days, where we will work towards resolving the global nitrogen dilemma. How do we reconcile the need for sufficient N inputs to ensure crop productivity and human nutrition, while decreasing N losses leading to environmental pollution and associated threats to food security and ecosystem health?

We will address these global issues in six regular and at least three special sessions, together with seven interesting keynotes and two roundtables, and the opportunity to visit field trials and research facilities.


Sessions:
• How to increase nitrogen use efficiency
• Reducing nitrogen losses
• Nitrogen recycling
• Incentives for good nitrogen management
• Food systems
• Livestock in agricultural systems from a nitrogen perspective

Keynote speakers:
• Wim de Vries (Wageningen University): Spatial variation in the cooling and warming impacts of anthropogenic nitrogen at global scale
• Ute Skiba (UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology): Nitrogen options in Europe and Southern Asia
• Laurent Philippot (French Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment – INRAE): Bridging microbial community ecology and N-cycling
• Xin Zhang (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science): Decarbonization in a eutrophic world
• Adrian Leip (European Commission – Bioeconomy): The role of nitrogen in the food systems and bioeconomy transformation
• Josette A. Garnier (National Center of Scientific Research – CNRS): Towards food and energy self-sufficiency: different degree in circularity
• Cecile A.M. de Klein (AgResearch): The role of nitrogen management in lowering greenhouse gas emissions from grazed livestock systems


For more information, please check out our website: www.nworkshop2024.org

January 9, 2024   •   News

The Global Research Alliance (GRA) is very pleased to welcome Tonga as our 68th Member Country!

Tonga is the third Pacific region country to join GRA following Samoa and Fiji’s membership in 2023. Tonga’s participation in the GRA will be coordinated through the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests (MAFF) and they have outlined their priority areas in line with their existing National Circular Economic Systems project with a focus on climate resilience. “Being a member of the GRA will generate a huge advance in Tonga’s drive to cater for the climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as the recoveries from the rising damage and loss from the frequent disasters.”

We look forward to working together to grow more food without growing more greenhouse gases.

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

December 18, 2023   •   News

Closing date: 8 January 2024

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

For information about this role see below and on this website.

The Animal Nutrition group within the Institute of Agricultural Sciences at ETH Zurich investigates nutrient digestion metabolism, and nutritional physiology.  The group applies hypothesis-driven experimental approaches and data-driven approaches to better understand the biological function of livestock animals and to develop strategies for improving the sustainability of livestock systems. They are looking for a motivated, team-oriented researcher who is eager to go beyond the state-of-the-art and work on cutting-edge research projects. The position is based at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. You will join the Animal Nutrition group led by Mutian Niu. 

December 18, 2023   •   News

Closing date: 4 January 2024

Location: Teagasc, Ireland

For information about this role see below and on this website.

December 18, 2023   •   News

The international RUMEN Gateway Flagship project brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts, including microbiologists, animal scientists, and bioinformaticians, many of whom form part of the Rumen Microbial Genomics network of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.  

We are excited to share these recent updates from the project:


A global research project led by Queen’s University Belfast and involving 24 institutions and universities worldwide, will explore the microbial world within rumen, a complex and little-studied ecosystem in livestock. Learn more here.


Global Methane Hub Announces the Enteric Fermentation Research & Development Accelerator, a $200M Agricultural Methane Mitigation Funding Initiative. Learn more here.

December 14, 2023   •   News

The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) convened a coalition of key voices from governments, science, farming, civil society, and youth at its COP28 side events, urging world leaders to address the immense and precarious agricultural adaptation finance gap.


On December 9th, 2023, together with the German Ministry for Food & Agriculture, the BKMC organized the COP28 side event “Joint work for climate action in agriculture and food systems” to highlight how transforming agriculture and food systems benefits the most vulnerable. The COP28 side event at the German Pavilion, emphasized the pivotal role of international collaboration for knowledge exchange, research, and innovation in accelerating agricultural mitigation and adaptation.

The panel discussion welcoming Claudia Müller, Parliamentary Secretary of State of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General, Harry Clark, Special Representative Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and Elizabeth Nsimadala, smallholder farmer from Uganda and President Eastern Africa Farmers Federation showcased the critical need for balancing adaptation and mitigation in agricultural practices to achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement and increasing resilience of smallholders to climate change. Collaboration, innovation, targeted finance and access to resources were identified key enablers for transforming agri-food systems to become more sustainable while empowering smallholder farmers with the necessary tools to sustain their livelihoods.

Learn more and watch a recording of the event HERE.


December 14, 2023   •   News

We have a new report celebrating 12 years of the GRA available to download and share. Check it out here or by clicking on the image below.