AgriGHG2018 International Conference 

Core Theme: Cross-Cutting Valorisation Activities

Instrument: Conference

Full title: FACCE-JPI and GRA International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security

Date: September 2018

Website: https://www.agrighg-2018.org/

Connecting Research to Policy and Practice 

Between the 10th and 13th September 2018, the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) hosted a high-level “International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security – Connecting Research to Policy and Practice” (AgriGHG 2018 Conference) in Berlin, Germany.

This Conference was organised under the aegis of FACCE-JPI and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). The Conference provided an excellent opportunity to showcase FACCE-JPI’s key achievements to date to national, EU and international policymakers as well as other stakeholders, and to better understand the key challenges and research needs ahead.

The event focused on policies and practices that help mitigate agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while ensuring sustainable and resilient agricultural production and enhanced food security. Scientists involved in GRA, FACCE-JPI and CCAFS research programmes had the opportunity to collectively reach out to policymakers, farmer organisations and food industry players. The aim of AgriGHG 2018 was to:

  • Provide an overview of relevant EU and international research activities and highlight the need for action to reduce GHG emissions from agriculture and improve carbon sequestration
     
  • Facilitate a dialogue among all stakeholders involved (researchers, policymakers, farmer and industry representatives) to identify further mitigation action and research opportunities that should be addressed at national, EU and international levels
     
  • Further promote EU and international research cooperation in this area

More actions
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Impacts on climate change - Improving scenario studies
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No more waste in the new bioeconomy
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Nutrition security requires a system approach
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Improving policy interventions to ensure food and nutrition security
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Precision agriculture requires co-creation in networks
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Novel techniques in crop breeding and livestock
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Improving agricultural soil management
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Adaption of agriculture systems
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Need for improved crop quality and yield with resource-use efficient practices
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Combatting water shortages and pollution
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Connecting Research to Policy and Practice
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Translation of key scientific results into possible policy and practice options or other outputs
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Development of options for sustainable intensification of European crop and livestock systems
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Monitoring and mitigating of greenhouse gases
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Mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gases
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State-of-the-art technologies for mapping and soil sampling
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Improving food security through urban farms