Partners & Friends

Here are publications produced by collaborative partners and closely related work programmes.  For more information about each of the publications, you will need to use the contact details contained in the publication.
  • CCAFS 2016 Annual Report

    CCAFS 2016 Annual Report is now available noting significant progress on agriculture under climate change was made in 2016.

    Read the report

    NZAGRC & CCAFS

    The NZAGRC through the GRA LRG work programme is pleased to to work with CCAFS on improving countries’ ability to monitor, report and verify GHG emissions from livestock. Read more

  • CCAFS MRV summary report

    The NZAGRC through the GRA LRG work programme is pleased to to work with CCAFS on improving countries’ ability to monitor, report and verify GHG emissions from livestock.  A summary of the MRV report is available.

    Read the report

  • Low emissions development of the beef cattle sector in Uruguay

    The NZAGRC in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN has released a report evaluating the potential for improving productivity while reducing enteric methane emission intensity from beef production in Uruguay.

    Acknowledgements
    This project is a collaboration between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (www.fao.org) and the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, funded by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the FAO and the New Zealand Government in support of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. 

    View report (external website)

    Read more about the project (external website)

  • Report: Monitoring Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Progress over the first year from the Low emissions farm systems for the Maori sector project includes:

    • Development of a typology of Maori farming
    • The collection of farm and GHG emission profiles on 29 Maori farms from around the country, with 2 more to come. This includes 18 sheep & beef farms, and 11 dairy farms
    • The selection of 4 Focus farms; 2 dairy (Bay of Plenty, Taranaki), and 2 S&B (Northland, East Coast)
    • The development of Farmax files for each focus farm to allow for farm system modelling, and Overseer files to (a) establish the base GHG emission profile and (b) model the impact of change scenarios
    • Data collated to allow for national benchmarking of the emission profiles
    • Meetings held with the Trustees of the 4 focus farms and agreement gained re (a) participation in the project and (b) discussion on scenarios for modelling
    • Development of priority scenarios for modelling of change in farm systems and subsequent impacts on GHG emissions.
    • Development of farm maps to assist with the modelling
    • A paper has been produced on the project to date and submitted to an international journal.

    Read full report

    pdf Maori GHG Project 2015 EoY Report.pdf (1.28MB)

  • Supporting low emissions development in the Bangladesh dairy sector

    The NZAGRC in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN has released a report evaluating the potential for improving milk production while reducing enteric methane emission intensity from dairy production in Bangladesh.

    Acknowledgements
    This project is a collaboration between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (www.fao.org) and the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, funded by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the FAO and the New Zealand Government in support of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. 

    View the report (external website)

    Read more about the project (external website)

  • Supporting low emissions development in the Ethiopian dairy cattle sector

    The NZAGRC in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN has released a report evaluating the potential for improving milk production while reducing enteric methane emission intensity from dairy cattle production in Ethiopia.

    Acknowledgements
    This project is a collaboration between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (www.fao.org) and the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, funded by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the FAO and the New Zealand Government in support of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. 

    View the report (external website)

    Read more about this project (external website)

  • Sharing New Zealand's success story

    The Livestock Research Group of the Global Research Alliance is documenting countries’ successes in reducing on-farm emissions intensity of livestock production at the same time as addressing other concerns related to increasing productivity, increasing resource use efficiency, or reducing other externalities of their livestock systems.

    New Zealand submitted a case study about reducing the emissions intensity of livestock production on New Zealand farms.

    View the New Zealand case study (external website)

    Other countries success stories http://globalresearchalliance.org/research/livestock/ 

  • Report: Desk-top review of GHG components of OVERSEER

    Report prepared for the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre

    August 2015 

    Read more

  • Global solutions to reduce methane emissions from ruminant animals are feasible, because the microbes causing the emissions are similar around the world

    The New Zealand-led “Global Rumen Census” project analysed the microbes responsible for ethane emissions from a wide range of ruminant animals around the world. The project found imilar bacteria and methanogens dominate in nearly all rumens across a wide variety of species and animal diets. This means that new technologies that seek to reduce methane emissions by influencing rumen microbes should have global applications.

    The results of the Global Rumen Census were released on 9 October 2015 in the open-access journal Scientific Reports.

    Global press release

    pdf GRC Global Release (0.31MB) 

    New Zealand press release

    pdf GRC New Zealand Release (0.34MB) 

    Science Q&A

    pdf GRC Q&A (0.29MB) 

    Rumen microbial community composition varies with diet and host, but a core microbiome is found across a wide geographical range
    G. Henderson, F. Cox, S. Ganesh, A. Jonker, W. Young, P.H. Janssen. 2015.
    Scientific Reports 5: 14567.
    www.nature.com/articles/srep14567

  • Assessment of the application of gibberellins to increase productivity and reduce nitrous oxide emissions in grazed grassland

    Emissions of nitrous oxide from grassland systems are attributable largely to the use of nitrogen fertilisers and the excreta deposited by grazing animals.

    There is increasing interest in using gibberellins as a naturally-occurring growth promotant of herbage to reduce the use of nitrogen fertilisers while leading to similar or greater increases in dry matter.

    In a study commissioned by the NZAGRC and carried out by Landcare Research, the conslusion reached is that the use of gibberellins with reduced addition of nitrogen fertiliser has the potential to reduce nitrous emissions from grazed grassland. However, acceptance of widespread use of gibberellins will be dependent on cost benefit analysis for farmers.

    Download the In Press publication

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: Best practice and emerging options

    The publication is a joint initiative of the Livestock Research Group (LRG) of the Global Research Alliance and the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform. It was commissioned by the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre.

    NZAGRC special edition news

    Download guidelines at www.globalresearchalliance.org

    Media Statement from SAI Platrform at www.saiplatform.org

  • PGgRc 5 Year Science Progress Report 2007-2012

    Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium release their 5 year science progress report for 2007-2012: Developing solutions to reduce New Zealand agricultural emissions.

    To download the full document visit www.pggrc.co.nz

  • Technical Manual on Respiration Chamber Designs

    Technical Manual on Respiration Chamber Designs
    Released: March 2012
    Edited by: Cesar Pinares & Garry Waghorn

    Download here 

     

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