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Coordination of International Research Cooperation on soil CArbon Sequestration in Agriculture

Objective

Targeting ambitious changes in agricultural practices that would preserve restore and enhance soil carbon and soil health requires an increased coordination of international research cooperation. The specific challenge lies in the identification, implementation and verification of agricultural soil management practices which create a positive soil/ecosystem carbon budget at the farm and landscape levels, sequester carbon, improve soil structure and soil quality and provide climate change adaptation while contributing to sustainable development. In this context, the CSA CIRCASA has an overarching goal to develop synergies on research in this field at European Union and global level, targeting four realistic and highly complementary objectives:
O1. Strengthen the international research community on agricultural soil carbon sequestration;
O2. Provide an improved understanding of agricultural soil carbon sequestration and its potential for climate change mitigation and adaptation and for demands of increased food production;
O3. Synthesizing stakeholder’s views and knowledge needs on agricultural soil carbon sequestration and climate change
O4. Favor a more structured approach, by preparing an International Research Consortium (IRC)
These four objectives will produce measurable outputs during the time frame of the project and create significant outcomes for the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and of the Paris agreement (COP21, 4 per 1000 voluntary initiative) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). CIRCASA will benefit from the participation of three major initiatives: the Global Research Alliance on agricultural greenhouse gases (GRA), the Joint Programming Initiative on Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE JPI) and the 4 per 1000 - Soils for Food Security and Climate - initiative, and from the contribution of the CCCAFS and the WLE programs of the CGIAR.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 550 422,50

Participants (21)

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 128 750
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE AGRICULTURATROPICAL, CIAT
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 141 000
Address
Kilometro 17 Recta Cali
763537 Palmira
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 198 500
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 97 000
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 88 000
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 101 475
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 88 000
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF ANTANANARIVO
Madagascar
EU contribution
€ 78 000
Address
Campus D'ankatso
101 Antananarivo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 128 956
Address
Idi-ose Oyo Road
200001 Ibadan
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 218 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL SOIL REFERENCE AND INFORMATION CENTRE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 207 900
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3 - Build 101
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 123 767,50
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL INSTITUTE FOR SOIL CLIMATE AND WATER
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 62 000
Address
Belvedere Street 600
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA EMBRAPA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Prq Estacao Biologica Pqeb Edificio Sede Plano Piloto
70770901 Brasilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zhongguancun South Street 12
100081 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGRESEARCH LIMITED
New Zealand
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
East Street
3240 Hamilton
Activity type
Research Organisations
M.V. LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Leninskie Gory
119992 Moscow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Colorado State University
80523 2001 Fort Collins
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments