Circularity, sustainability, GHG emission, agriculture, climate change mitigation and adaptation
As a public university, our research team is interested to take part in 2021 JOINT CALL ERA-NET Cofund project consortia as a partner from developing country, Ethiopia. The team consists of experts from different disciplines like agronomist, animal nutritionist, environmentalist, climatologist, and land resource management. Currently we are in search of partners in other countries that have similar interest with our research areas. The research tries to achieve more sustainable productive systems for integrated crop-livestock production. Therefore, the research incorporates three dimensions of sustainability namely social, economic, and environmental aspects: the social aspect aims to generate indicators that measure the quality of life of the people who live in the area. The productive one tries to find alternatives to the traditional monoculture agriculture systems by applying the concept of circularity of mixed systems for greater efficiency. The environmental dimension understanding that the system is aimed at improving ecosystem services, reducing environmental pollution, mitigating GHGs emission, and creating attractive landscape. In general, the University is eager to work on the projects that are aimed at reducing GHG (CO2, N2O, CH4) emissions.
Salale University is one of the public universities in Ethiopia located in central high land of the country at about 114 kilometers away from the capital city, Addis Ababa. Currently, the University consists of five Colleges of which College of Agriculture and Natural Resource has departments like Animal Science, Plant Science, and Natural Resource Management that conduct researches on livestock, crop, and climate change. The College has already been engaged in research projects related to dairy production, cereal crops, and climate change at three research sites established at different districts. The University aims to come in to more livable world for future generations by reducing GHGs emissions through better management practices in order to solve agricultural problems that may emerge in the future. Moreover, our efforts are oriented towards innovation as the main actor of development and integrate capacities to promote inter-institutional cooperation, generate knowledge and technologies and put them at the service of the sector through its extension, information, and communication systems.
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