Deadline: 31 August 2012. ERL would like to invite you to contribute to an upcoming special issue of Environmental Research Letters entitled: Improving Quantification of Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, edited by Lydia Olander (Duke University), Lini Wollenberg (University of Vermont), Daniel Martino (Carbosur), Francesco Tubiello (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and Martin Herold (Wageningen University).
Climate change mitigation in agriculture is gaining more attention in international climate change negotiations, national policies, and among carbon investors. Yet many of the tools and methods available for quantifying greenhouse gases from the agricultural sector would benefit from more data and improved methods for collecting, validating, and analyzing data, especially in ways that are low cost and accessible in lower income countries. Quantifying emissions for the complex crop-livestock systems typical of smallholders in developing countries presents particular challenges.
600 Global Experts Convene to Discuss Agriculture’s Role in a Green Economy at Agriculture Day Event Ahead of Rio+20 Summit
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: A consortium of the world's leading agricultural organisations meet today in the lead-up to the Rio+20 Summit to discuss agriculture’s role in building a global green economy and showcase examples of best practices from around the world.
Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) unites around 600 experts – including policymakers and negotiators, farmers, scientists and the media. The day aims to ensure that the new vision for sustainable development outlined at Rio+20 recognizes the importance of agriculture and includes key steps necessary for achieving a sustainable food system. Specific examples of these steps being called for today include:
CCAFS Coordinating Unit - University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, phone +45 35331046; Email ccafs [at] cgiar [dot] org, EAN 5790000279012
Lead Center - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)