Core Theme 5: Mitigation of Climate Change
Instrument: ERA-NET Cofund
Full title: ERA-NET Cofund for monitoring & mitigation of greenhouse gases from agri- and silviculture
Start-end date: 2016-2021
Monitoring and mitigating of greenhouse gases
The European farms and (agro)forests of the future must emit as little greenhouse gases as possible. But how to realize this? Agriculture contributes to greenhouse gases emissions (and also carbon sequestration) in a variety of ways. For example, fertilisers are converted into nitrous oxide (N2O), cattle produce methane (CH4) and tillage techniques lead to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Funded research projects
The aims of the research projects vary from increasing the precision of carbon stock change estimates in European forests and soils, to adapting the diets of ruminants and improving soil management. The partner institutes are jointly exploring options for pH control and fertilisation such as liming, that will not increase greenhouse gas emissions. They are also assessing the potential for upscaling best practices across Europe, using soil maps and calculation models, and together with policymakers, they are identifying suitable policy instruments to promote these practices.
Further research focuses on livestock production
The second joint call of FACCE ERA-GAS focuses on smart mitigation of gas emissions from livestock production. Themes include comparison of animal production systems with respect to emissions, evaluation of the feed chain, manure management and reducing nitrogen excretion.
FACCE ERA-GAS has successfully conducted the first and second research programme meetings, and now is looking forward to the research output of the projects.
Towards a societal and systemic transformation for the development of sustainable and resilient food systems
Impacts on climate change - Improving scenario studies
No more waste in the new bioeconomy
Nutrition security requires a system approach
Improving policy interventions to ensure food and nutrition security
Precision agriculture requires co-creation in networks
Novel techniques in crop breeding and livestock
Improving agricultural soil management
Adaption of agriculture systems
Need for improved crop quality and yield with resource-use efficient practices
Combatting water shortages and pollution
Connecting Research to Policy and Practice
Translation of key scientific results into possible policy and practice options or other outputs
Development of options for sustainable intensification of European crop and livestock systems
Monitoring and mitigation of greenhouse gases
Mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gases
State-of-the-art technologies for mapping and soil sampling
Improving food security through urban farms