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Fund opens to support research helping pastoral livestock herders mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

‘A competitive, international fund for research on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from pastoral farming is now open for applications.

‘Agriculture Minister David Carter announced the NZ$25 million Fund for Global Partnerships in Livestock Emissions Research at the inaugural ministerial meeting of the Global Research Alliance in Rome in June.

‘The Fund draws on the NZ$45 million that the New Zealand Government committed to the Alliance in 2009. It is being allocated over the four years to June 2016. Two application rounds are being held, the first opening on 19 September and closing on 7 November 2011.

‘In the lead-up to the first round, a Strategic Science Panel has identified the key research challenges that need to be addressed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from pastoral farming. . . .’

The 6-member panel included Jimmy Smith, who takes up leadership of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on 1 Oct 2011.

Read the whole article at Voxy News Engine: NZ opens $25m international GHG research fund, 19 Sep 2011.

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