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Funding available for greenhouse gas mitigation research

Funding available for greenhouse gas mitigation research

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is pleased to announce funding to support New Zealand scientists in submitting proposals to the Australian Filling the Research Gap programme.

The Australian Filling the Research Gap (FtRG) programme is administered by the Australian Department for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). It will invest A$201 million (NZ$244 million) over six years to support research into reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the land sector, sequester carbon and enhance sustainable agricultural practices.

The funding support for New Zealand scientists will be provided as part of New Zealand’s participation in the Global Research Alliance, which is focused on collaborative research, development and extension of technologies and practices that will help deliver ways to grow more food without growing greenhouse gas emissions.

‘We strongly encourage New Zealand scientists to make applications under the FtRG program,” Trish Ranstead, Manager for International Relations at MPI, says, “This type of global cooperation is exactly what we intended to occur through the Alliance network and strengthens the agricultural research capacity of all participants”.

A total of approximately NZ$2 million has been allocated by MPI to this initiative for agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation research.

Applications close for New Zealand scientists wanting to be considered at 5pm on 23 January 2013. For more information on the process and time schedule please click here (under Research and Development Investment).

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