The Livestock Research Group of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases and Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform have joined forces to compile information about greenhouse gas mitigation options currently available, and a roadmap of emerging options based on current research, to help make progress on meeting global food demand while reducing the food industry’s contribution to global climate change.
Learn more about this collaboration from the LRG webpage.
The latest version of the Livestock Research Group Newsletter is now available to download.
This edition covers LRG activities in Africa; including a training course for participants from across Africa to learn about greenhouse gas measurement techniques, held at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and a GRA side event alongside a Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORM) meeting in Mozambique. The Newsletter also provides an update on the manure management collaboration with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).
See previous editions of the LRG Newsletter.
Brandon University Rural Development Institute (RDI) is holding a webinar on the 12th of November, 2014. The webinar will specifically talk about Agriculture and Greenhouse Gases. For more information see the flyer for the event here.
In September the Livestock Research Group of the GRA held a two week training course to increase research capacity in methane and nitrous oxide measurements across Africa. The workshop was held at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
We are proud to announce Tunisia has joined the Alliance as the 43rd member. We look forward to working with Tunisia in a number of areas.
The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) is currently seeking an exceptional candidate with large experience on Climate Change research to undertake the position of Scientific Director.
The BC3 – Basque Centre for Climate Change is a Research Centre based in Bilbao which aims to contribute to long term research on the causes and consequences of climate change in order to foster the creation of knowledge in this multidisciplinary science. This center is part of the network of BERCs – Basque Excellence Research Centers supported by the Basque Government.
For more information on this job opportunity visit: http://www.bc3research.org/join_us/job_offers.html
The GRA Rice Research Group in collaboration with IRRI, CIAT and the CCAC are lanching a project to reduce methane emissions intensities by 30% in eligible systems by 2019, while increasing food security and adaptation capacities of farmers.
The project will produce technical and policy guidance for implementing scalable mitigation options in paddy rice in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America. For more information see here.
The third newsletter on United Kingdom(UK) activities which support the Global Research Alliance (GRA) on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases is out now.
UK technical and scientific participation in the GRA builds upon the UK Government investment in the UK Agricultural Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Research Platform and aims to promote and enhance UK research into agricultural GHG monitoring and mitigation. To read the Newsletter click here.
We have launched a new web page for the United Kingdom’s membership in the Alliance! To find out everything about the UK’s involvement in different research groups click here.
We are very please to announce that Poland has become the 42nd Member Country of the Global Research Alliance. We look forward to working with Poland and in the areas of Croplands and Livestock.