Under the umbrella of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), and with the participation of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) a high level international research conference is organised. The AgriGHG 2018 conference, the International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security – Connecting research to policy and practice, will take place Berlin from September 10th to 13th 2018 and is hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and supported by the Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries (Thünen Institute).

The conference will focus on agricultural GHG emission reduction in the light of climate change, sustainable agriculture and food security and aims to make a step towards jointly tackling this challenge, using synergies and cooperating on an international level in the context of climate change, sustainable agriculture and food security. The ambition is to give scientists involved in GRA, FACCE-JPI and CCAFS activities an opportunity to collectively reach out to policy makers and advisors, farmers’ organisations and food industry in order to make them aware of the state of current mitigation research activities and to identify the research gaps and opportunities that would need to be addressed in the near future, in order to achieve countries’ commitments on climate change and on sustainable development more generally (e.g. SDG2 and SDG13).

More specifically, AgriGHG 2018 aims to:

  • Provide an overview of relevant research activities and highlight the need for action to reduce GHG emissions from agriculture and improve carbon sequestration in the context of climate change, sustainable agriculture and food security.
  • Facilitate a dialogue among all stakeholders involved (researchers, policymakers, farmer and industry representatives) to identify further mitigation action and research opportunities to be addressed at national, EU and international levels.
  • To promote EU and international cooperation in mitigation research.

The conference is a 3 day event - with optional excursions on the 4 day. The event is organised in two parts: the first part is a 1.5 days conference with focus on science on the basis of papers and posters. This is followed by an outreach conference part of 1.5 days for policymakers, science and other stakeholders with a subsequent excursion.

  • Science Conference – 10 September (all day) and 11 September (morning)
  • GRA Council meeting – 10 September (all day) and 11 September (morning) – GRA Members and Partners to attend
  • Stakeholder Conference – 11 September (afternoon) and 12 September (all day)
  • Excursion - optional: 13 September

The outcomes of the scientific event will be presented within the stakeholder conference.

Abstract submission for a paper of poster presentation for the Science Conference is open till 30th April https://www.agrighg-2018.org/abstract-submission/.

More information on https://www.agrighg-2018.org/.