MULTI-PARTNER CALL

Core Theme 5: Mitigation of Climate Change 

Instrument: Joint Call

Full title: Joint Call between FACCE ERA-GAS ERA-NET, ERA-NET SusAn, and ICT-AGRI-2 ERA-NET on Smart Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock Production

Start-end date: 2013-2019

Mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gases

The challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture requires a global strategic approach and cooperation between national research programmes. To this end, the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) launched in January 2013 an international multi-partner call on agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) research bringing together 11 countries of FACCE-JPI as well as Canada, New Zealand and the United States.

Climate change is a global problem which can only be tackled with an international approach. Being responsible for between 19% and 29% of all GHG emissions, the agricultural sector has many opportunities to contribute to emission reductions and carbon sequestration while still helping meet food security objectives. In order to develop more efficient and productive agricultural systems, there is a need to increase research cooperation and investment in mitigation practices and technologies.

The research undertaken contributes in improving the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration in soil in different agricultural systems as well as to propose, test and verify new practices, strategies and solutions to sustainably increase the carbon sequestration potentials of agricultural soils. Furthermore, it facilitated the transfer of knowledge to farmers to enable them to be the lead actors in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the agricultural sector. 

The call brought together excellent research consortia and enhanced international collaboration in the face of the global issue of climate change mitigation.


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