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Supporting EU-African Cooperation on Research Infrastructures for Food Security and Greenhouse Gas Observations

Deliverables

Full project meeting in Southern Africa (probably South Africa)

Full project meeting in Southern Africa (probably South Africa)

Full project meeting in West Africa (probably Cape Verde)

Full project meeting in West Africa (probably Cape Verde)

SEACRIFOG Website

Implementation of SEACRIFOG Website (M12)

Requirements and design considerations for an interoperable data portal

Requirements and design considerations for an interoperable data portal

Thematic workshops in data, management and quality control

Thematic workshops in data collection, management and quality control (between M14 and M30).

Prototype implementation of African e-Infrastructure, including a Brokering Registry

Prototype Implementation of African e-Infrastructure, including a Brokering Registry

Training school at ILRI campus on GHG measurement techniques

Training school at ILRI campus on GHG measurement techniques

Report about existing network and perspective for further development

Report about existing network and perspective for further development

Review of available knowledge on currently established agricultural productions systems in Eastern Africa including mixed-livestock systems and their potential climate resilience.

Review summarizing available knowledge on currently established agricultural productions systems in Eastern Africa, including mixed-livestock systems, with respect to food and nutrition security and the potential to make them more resilient to future climate change

Concept paper for an adapted observation system for Africa.

Concept paper for an adapted observation system for Africa including special and sectoral observational requirements to integrate multiple Grand Challenges in Africa.

Integrated strategy for a sustainable EU-Africa research cooperation on food security and GHG observations

An integrated strategy for a sustainable EU-Africa research cooperation on food security and GHG observations

A dataset of current measurement parameters across all systems and the spatial representation of key climatic, land use and GHG data plus a description of best practices.

A dataset of current measurement parameters across all systems and the spatial representation of key climatic, land use and GHG datatogether with a description of best practices or case studies of where the datasets can be applied to products and services that can be of value to communities (M18).

A minimal dataset of mandatory climatic parameters and ecological and land-use assessment criteria, together with an “ideal” set of criteria.

A minimal dataset of mandatory climatic parameters and ecological and land-use assessment criteria, together with an “ideal” set of criteria, where the minimal set can be supplemented by suitable secondary data sources (e.g. remote sensing data) (M12).

A report on EU-Africa joint requirements for cooperation and capacity building

A report on EU-Africa joint requirements for cooperation and capacity building (including human capital development) for research on food and nutrition security and greenhouse gas observations under a changing climate.

Final report on feasibility and synergy potential of the “three-spheres-approach”

Final report on feasibility and synergy potential of the “three-spheres-approach” (project month 24)

Roadmap report with the blueprint for a EU-African e-infrastructure

Roadmap report with the blueprint for a EU-African e-infrastructure

Concept paper on GHG observations in mixed-livestock systems and approaches to quantify net impacts of smallholders on GHG emissions

Concept paper on GHG observations in livestock systems (from mixed crop to extensive) and approaches to quantify net impacts of smallholders on GHG emissions highlighting hotspots of GHG emissions in such systems

Co-financing concept for the establishment and long-term maintenance of adapted observation systems on food security and GHGs

A co-financing concept for the establishment and long-term maintenance of adapted observation systems on food security and GHGs

Report on results of the international workshop in Cape Verde

Report on results of the international workshop in Cape Verde (project month 18)

A standardized protocol to measure key environmental parameters within atmospheric, marine and terrestrial systems.

A standardized protocol to measure key environmental parameters within atmospheric, marine and terrestrial systems (M24)

Report on activities and results of research stay

Report on activities and results of research stay (project month 12)

A report on users’ needs and knowledge gaps in Africa with recommendations for a joint EU-Africa Research & STI agenda on food and nutrition security and climate change mitigation.

A report on users’ needs and knowledge gaps (in terms of data, knowledge and research infrastructures) in Africa with recommendations for a joint EU-Africa Research & STI agenda on food and nutrition security and greenhouse gas observations under a changing climate.

Training workshops with focus on preparing data for sharing

Training schools with focus on preparing data for sharing (M14 and M26)

Guidance on Data Policy and Supporting Open Licenses

Guidance on Data Policy and Supporting Open Licenses

Publications

Towards a feasible and representative pan-African research infrastructure network for GHG observations

Author(s): Ana López-Ballesteros, Johannes Beck, Antonio Bombelli, Elisa Grieco, Eliška Krkoška Lorencová, Lutz Merbold, Christian Brümmer, Wim Hugo, Robert Scholes, David Vačkář, Alex Vermeulen, Manuel Acosta, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Jörg Helmschrot, Dong-Gill Kim, Michael Jones, Veronika Jorch, Marian Pavelka, Ingunn Skjelvan, Matthew Saunders
Published in: Environmental Research Letters, Issue 13/8, 2018, Page(s) 085003, ISSN 1748-9326
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aad66c

A new approach for improving emission factors for enteric methane emissions of cattle in smallholder systems of East Africa – Results for Nyando, Western Kenya

Author(s): J.P. Goopy, A.A. Onyango, U. Dickhoefer, K. Butterbach-Bahl
Published in: Agricultural Systems, Issue 161, 2018, Page(s) 72-80, ISSN 0308-521X
DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2017.12.004

Improved region-specific emission factors for enteric methane emissions from cattle in smallholder mixed crop: livestock systems of Nandi County, Kenya

Author(s): P. W. Ndung'u, B. O. Bebe, J. O. Ondiek, K. Butterbach-Bahl, L. Merbold, J. P. Goopy
Published in: Animal Production Science, 2018, ISSN 1836-0939
DOI: 10.1071/an17809

Effect of Dung Quantity and Quality on Greenhouse Gas Fluxes From Tropical Pastures in Kenya

Author(s): Yuhao Zhu, Lutz Merbold, David Pelster, Eugenio Diaz-Pines, George Nandhoka Wanyama, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl
Published in: Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 2018, ISSN 0886-6236
DOI: 10.1029/2018gb005949

Development of a Climate Forcing Observation System for Africa: Data-Related Considerations

Author(s): Johannes Beck, Ana López-Ballesteros, Wim Hugo, Robert Scholes, Matthew Saunders, Jörg Helmschrot
Published in: Data Science Journal, Issue 18/1, 2019, Page(s) 42, ISSN 1683-1470
DOI: 10.5334/dsj-2019-042

Harmonised observations of climate forcing across Africa: An assessment of existing approaches and their applicability

Author(s): Ana López-Ballesteros, Johannes Beck, Jörg Helmschrot, Matthew Saunders
Published in: Environmental Research Letters, 2020, ISSN 1748-9326
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab82ce