Funding opportunities on agricultural greenhouse gas research
The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE – JPI) announced the opening of 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 will contribute to :
improving the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration in soil in different agricultural systems
propose, test and verify new practices, strategies and solutions to sustainably increase the carbon sequestration potentials of agricultural soils
projects should seek to transfer knowledge to farmers to enable them to be the lead actors in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the agricultural sector.
The call opens on January 28th 2013, 12:00 CET and will run until March 27th, 2013, 15:00 CET.
All necessary information on the call procedure (scientific topics, participating countries, steps, calendar, eligibility criteria) is available in the call announcement, and a Letter of intent form is also available. Submissions are to be made through the FACCE-JPI International Call on Mitigation dedicated website.
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 aims to bring together excellent research consortia to enhance international collaboration in the face of the global issue of climate change mitigation.
Letter of intend and form are available below :
Multi-partner Call on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research – Call Announcement,
Submission of the Letter of Intent by the Coordinator on www.submission-faccejpi.com
Deadline: 27th March 2013, 13:00 CEST
Submission of the Full Proposal by the Coordinator on www.submission-faccejpi.com
Deadline: 3rd September 2013, 13:00 CEST
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The FACCE-JPI is an intergovernmental initiative of 21 European Member States and Associated Countries who are committed to addressing the global challenges of Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change. The mission of FACCE-JPI is to achieve, support and promote integration and alignment of European national resources, and joint implementation of a common research and innovation strategy set out in a Strategic Research Agenda. It seeks to work with international partners to address the diverse and global challenges in agriculture, food security and climate change. Climate change mitigation is one of the 5 core research themes of the FACCE – JPI Strategic Research Agenda.
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