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AgriGHG2018 International Conference

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