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The New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre is funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) via its Primary Growth Partnership fund and is a partnership (non-financial) of nine New Zealand research organisations: AgResearch, DairyNZ, Landcare Research, Lincoln University, Massey University, NIWA, PGgRc, Plant & Food Research, Scion.
The NZAGRC investment is $4.8 million per year and is dedicated to developing agricultural emissions reducing technologies and practices across the full suite of GHGs generated by agriculture, encompassing methane from both enteric fermentation and manure management, nitrous oxide from agricultural soils, and the management of soil carbon. It also works to co-ordinate New Zealand’s It also works to co-ordinate New Zealand’s research into agricultural GHG emissions mitigation and be a key authoritative source of technical advice and support on agricultural GHG emissions and soil carbon sinks.
Apart from focusing on developing new solutions, the NZAGRC also devotes significant effort to capability building of young scientists at postgraduate (Honours, Masters and PhD) and postdoctoral levels to ensure the on-going capacity of the New Zealand research community to deliver against these challenges.
The NZAGRC leads New Zealand’s science input into the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, which is New Zealand’s main way of fostering international collaboration and helping build capacity in other countries to tackle their own GHG emissions.
|Funder||Industry / MBIE|
|How funds are distributed||Negotiated|
|Funding scope||Methane, nitous oxide, soil carbon and farm systems|
|How funding decisions are made||
Director recommends to NZAGRC Steering Group
|How priorities are set||
Signalled in 5 year science plan
|Key linkages between funding streams||