November 4, 2019   •   News

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) is pleased to announce Nigeria as our newest member country. Nigeria has become the 59th member of the GRA.

The GRA is looking forward to working with Nigeria to improve sustainable farming practices and to produce more food while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The 59 member countries now participating in the activities of the Global Research Alliance are: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, 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, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

October 22, 2019   •   News

The third newsletter for the Croplands Research Group is available now.

In this edition, you can read about:

  • The potential of agroecology related measures in mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change
  • The global nitrogen challenge: highlighting co-benefits from strategic interventions
  • The European Union’s five missions aimed at reaching rural sustainability
  • The new book “Agroforestry for Sustainable Agriculture”
  • The OPEN2PRESERVE Project
  • Upcoming events

Read the newsletter here

October 14, 2019   •   Events

21/10/2019 - 21/10/2019

FAO Rome, Italy

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October 9, 2019   •   News

The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) in collaboration with the Basque Centre For Climate Change (BC3) are offering a 3-year scholarship to pursue a PhD thesis in the field of “Modelling of Sustainable Dairy Production Systems for Key European Areas”.

They are looking for a motivated skilled candidate to join their dynamic research team.

You can read more about this role and the application process here.

October 7, 2019   •   News

The Position
Aarhus University seeks a highly motivated postdoc with a background in microbiology and environmental sciences for a two-year position to address the research questions below:

1) Validate an in-vitro method for measurement of methane emissions, as basis for inventories and modelling of mitigation scenarios (European collaborative research “Manure management for methane mitigation – Improved inventory modelling to support policy actions”)

2) Explore a new method to exploit microbial methane oxidation in natural crust covers on manure storages (part of a comprehensive national study to investigate mitigation strategies for livestock production).

Further information
Manure storage is a main source of methane from livestock production, and methods to verify, predict and prevent emissions are urgently needed.

The successful candidate will work within a research environment that is specialised in nutrient management and environmental impacts of agriculture. Aarhus University has a long track record in studying the microbial ecology of greenhouse gas emissions from manure and soil. The research questions and technical solutions to be addressed were conceived on the basis of past research at the department.

Read more information about the position, including qualifications sought for the role here.

Applications close 31 October 2019 at 23:59 CET.

October 7, 2019   •   News

The Position
Associate Professor / Full Professor in Ruminant Nutrition

For further information please contact:
Anders Ringgaard Kristensen (Professor, Head of Section)
University of Copenhagen
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Section for Production, Nutrition and Health
Telephone +45 35 33 30 91
Email [email protected]

September 24, 2019   •   News

The Position

The project investigates the climate footprint of different grazing systems under Nordic conditions. This research will contribute to the development of climate friendly production systems.

The candidate will, in collaboration with the other members of the international team, carry out measurements of greenhouse gas emissions from individual sheep and dairy cattle in experiments with grazing systems, meta-analysis of greenhouse emissions from ruminants on pasture, and model simulations of greenhouse gas emissions from different grazing systems and production scenarios.

The research findings should be published in scientific journals and in a PhD thesis. Popular science dissemination is included. The candidate should expect some travelling to fulfil the duties.

The contract is for 4 years, of which 75% of the time will be devoted to the PhD project including the education at SLU, and 25% to other obligations at the department of Grassland and Livestock.

You can read more about this role and the application process here.

Applications close 1 October 2019

September 20, 2019   •   News

The Role
The position is for a Senior Livestock Policy Officer (Natural Resources and Climate) in the Animal Production and Health Division.

The Animal Production and Health Division assists FAO members in the development of sustainable livestock systems.  It hosts intergovernmental bodies, multi-stakeholder initiatives and knowledge networks, provides information and technical and policy support to development efforts, including emergency preparedness and response. The Division has expertise in animal health (One Health), animal production and genetics, and livestock sector analysis and policy.

The role is for two years in Rome, Italy.

You can read more about this role and the application process here.

Applications close 9 October 2019

September 12, 2019   •   News

The International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems is meeting in Dublin from 19-22 May 2020.

The call for abstracts is open for submission here
It will be a great opportunity to meet and greet with multidisciplinary experts, as well as gather and exchange ideas and thoughts on how to combat climate change and protect the environment.

Read more here

September 12, 2019   •   News

The CIRCASA project is glad to invite you to the Webinar Meeting “Monitoring reporting verification methods for soil carbon”. Presented by the French Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)

Date: September 20, 2019, at 2:00 P.M (Paris UTC+2).

What is this webinar about?
During this Webinar, we will talk about the different existing methods to monitor soil carbon sequestration in France and at international level. You will learn about the carbon budget, remote sensing methodologies, limitations, and benefits of each methodology. 

Please register here


Jean-François Soussana – CIRCASA project Coordinator, INRA

Gecica Yogo – Soil Carbon engineer, INRA

Eric Ceschia – Senior scientist, CESBIO, INRA

Antonio Bispo – US InfoSol Director in link with GISSOL, INRA

More information about the Webinar can be found here

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