FACCE-JPI - GRA International Conference on Agricultural GHG emissions and Food Security - Connecting Research to Policy and Practice

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

This Conference is 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). This Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase FACCE-JPI’s key achievements to date to national, EU and international policymakers as well as other stakeholders, and better understand the key challenges and research needs ahead.

The event will focus on policies and practices that can help mitigate agricultural GHG emissions while ensuring sustainable and resilient agricultural production and enhanced food security. It will give scientists involved in GRA, FACCE-JPI and CCAFS research programmes an opportunity to collectively reach out to policymakers, farmer organisations and food industry players. More specifically, AgriGHG 2018 aims 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

The International Conference is structured as follows: (1) a 1.5 day Scientific Conference targeted at researchers and scientific experts; (2) a 1.5 day Stakeholder Conference targeted at policymakers and other stakeholders; and (3) a 1 day excursion.

The date for this action is September 2018.

Coordination/cooperation will be sought with: GRA, CCAFS.