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Coordination of International Research Cooperation on soil CArbon Sequestration in Agriculture

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 774378

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 885 903,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 873,50

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

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.
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

Address

Rue De L'Universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 490 000

Participants (21)

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 128 750

CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE AGRICULTURATROPICAL, CIAT

Colombia

EU Contribution

€ 141 000

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 198 500

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 97 000

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 125 000

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 88 000

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 210 000

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 88 000

UNIVERSITY OF ANTANANARIVO

Madagascar

EU Contribution

€ 78 000

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE

Nigeria

EU Contribution

€ 128 956

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 218 000

STICHTING INTERNATIONAL SOIL REFERENCE AND INFORMATION CENTRE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 207 900

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 123 767,50

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 115 000

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ARC)

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 62 000

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Australia

EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA EMBRAPA

Brazil

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

China

AGRESEARCH LIMITED

New Zealand

M.V. LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY

Russia

BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 774378

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 885 903,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 873,50

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France