September 23, 2014   •   News

AGGP is the initial response of Canada to the GRA initiative. It was open to Canadian organizations and will come to completion in 2015. The program will provide Canadian farmers with technologies to manage their land and livestock in a way that will mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To find out more: http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/?id=1331047113009#l1

August 5, 2014   •   News

The USDA has officially released a report that provides scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon storage from various land management and conservation activities in the USA.

The report, ‘Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory,’ will help USDA evaluate current and future GHG conservation programs, as well as develop new tools and update existing ones to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners participate in emerging carbon markets.

Download the Report Pressrelease and access the report on the USDA website: estimation.htm

July 15, 2014   •   News

Following the recent Council Meeting in the Netherlands, the Inventories and Measurement Cross-Cutting Group has now changed its name to ‘Inventories and Monitoring.’

In the greenhouse gas context, monitoring is systematic observation over time and/or space to undertake, support or verify quantification. Monitoring includes appropriate measurements but involves more than just having good measurement techniques.

See more on the group here.

July 13, 2014   •   News

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has produced a technical note on “International Initiatives for Collective Action to Confront Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector.”

The IICA is the specialized agency of the Inter-American System for the promotion of agriculture and rural well-being, and its efforts are fully focused on making agriculture competitive and sustainable in the Americas.

To view the paper in English and Spanish follow the links:




July 10, 2014   •   News

The Animal Health & GHG Emissions Intensity Network is a UK led initiative of the Livestock Research Group of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. The aim of the Network is to bring together researchers from across the world to investigate links and synergies between efforts to reduce livestock disease and GHG emissions intensity reductions.

The First workshop of the Network was held in Dublin on the 25th March 2014 in the margins of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM) conference. Download the report here.


May 8, 2014   •   News

Newsletter 11 of the Livestock Research Group is now available. See the link on the Livestock Research Group page or download here to read about the group’s activities for 2014.

May 1, 2014   •   News




Connecting the animal genome, gastrointestinal microbiomes and nutrition to improve digestion efficiency and the environmental impacts of ruminant livestock production.

Summer School

July 8th  – 10th, 2014

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy

For information and application go to http://www.ruminomics.eu/index.php/2014-summer-school/


April 22, 2014   •   News

The Global Research Alliance is pleased to welcome Paraguay as its newest  Member. The Alliance team is looking forward to working with Paraguay and welcoming them at the upcoming Council meeting in the Netherlands.

Paraguay is the Alliance’s 41st member. For a full list of members see the Alliance Member Countries page here.

April 10, 2014   •   News

The summary from the Soil Carbon & Nitrogen Cycling Cross-Cutting Group Workshop held in Paris, 19 – 21 March 2014, is now available.

The workshop brought together the the CN-MIP, Models4Pastures, COMET-Global and MAGGNET projects which have recently been funded by a multi-partner call, and other modelling groups. Attended by 65 participants from 15 Alliance member countries, the workshop gathered scientists from various GRA research groups, projects and initiatives related to the common topic of agricultural GHG modelling.

To read more about the workshop and the full list of meeting outcomes see the summary here.

March 17, 2014   •   News

The World Farmers Organisation (WFO) is now a Partner of the Global Research Alliance. The development of this Partner Relationship is a very important step for the Alliance, and supports the objective for the 2013 Council meeting to widen the reach of the Alliance to farmers through such farmer organisations.

For more information on the WFO see their website here.

January 31, 2014   •   News

A new webpage has been set up under the Livestock Research Group: the Greenhouse Gas Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACC) page.  The page provides links to existing documents, resources and institutions working on marginal abatement cost curves in individual countries, or across regions.

This web page will be kept updated as we receive notifications of publications and completed reports. Please contact Victoria Hatton ([email protected]) if you wish to include documents on this page.

January 27, 2014   •   News

The 10th newsletter of the Livestock Research Group is now available. The Livestock Research Group of the Global Research Alliance is focused on promoting ways to improve the greenhouse gas intensity of livestock production systems and increase the quantity of soil carbon stored in those soils. Read the latest newsletter here.