Publication of results : 11 research proposals selected for final funding under the Multi-partner Call on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research

The Multi-partner Call on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research has published the final list of selected research projects, with an overall success rate based on the Letter of Intents of 31%, and a success rate based on the full proposals of 48%.

The call, initiated by FACCE-JPI with the American National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the USDA, New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries and Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada, was launched in January 2013. It mixes in-kind and in-cash contributions by 8 FACCE-JPI countries and 3 third countries for an approximate total budget of 9.9 million euros.

Research proposals were evaluated in a two-step process (eligibility according to national funding rules, and scientific evaluation by an International Evaluation Committee (IEC) consisting of 8 independant expert scientists.

Out of 36 pre-proposals received in March 2013, 30 projects were invited to submit full proposals. 23 were received, from which 11 projects were selected for final funding.

  • CN-MIP: C and N Models Intercomparison and Improvement to assess management options for GHG mitigation in agrosystems worldwide (coordinated by INRA, France, with 10 other partners)
  • COMET-Global: COMET-Global: Whole-farm GHG estimation and environmental diagnostics platform (coordinated by the Colorado State University, USA, with 6 partners)
  • Designchar4food: Enhancing both soil carbon sequestration and fertility while reducing soil greenhouse gas emissions through designer biochar application (coordinated by the United States Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Service with 5 other partners)
  • EndoGas: Manipulating Grass - Fungal Endophyte Symbioses to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Increase Soil Carbon
  • Sequestration in Grasslands of Finland, Spain, and the United States (coordinated by the University of Kentucky, USA, with 2 other partners)
  • Global Network: Global network for the development and maintenance of nutrition-related strategies for mitigation of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from ruminant livestock (coordinated by Pennsylvania State University with 5 other partners) 
  • GreenRice: Greenhouse gas emissions from paddy rice soils under alternative irrigation management (coordinated by Ghent University, Belgium, with 3 other partners)
  • IdenWays: Identifying ways to reduce agricultural GHG emissions: A multinational modeling approach to optimize C and N cycles between livestock and cropping systems (coordinated by the University of New Hampshire, USA, with 5 other partners)
  • I.N.C.O.M.E: Increasing Adoption of Mitigation Options to Minimise Agricultural GHG Emissions (coordinated by Landcare, New Zealand, with 3 other partners)
  • MAGGNET: Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Effectiveness through the GRA Croplands Greenhouse Gas Network (cordinated by the USDA Agricultural Research Service, USA, with 6 other partners)
  • Models4Pastures: Robust models for assessing the effectiveness of technologies and managements to reduce N2O emissions from grazed pastures (coordinated by AgResearch Limited, New Zealand, with 5 other partners)
  • RumenStability: Understanding the development and control of stability in the rumen microbiome as a basis for new strategies to reduce methanogenesis  (coordinated by TEAGASC, Ireland, and including 8 other partners)


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Creation date : 07 January 2014
Updated : 07 January 2014