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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SOIL ORGANIC MATTER AND NUTRIENT CYCLING TO SUSTAIN AGRICULTURE IN THE SOUTHEASTERN USA Title: Emergence of the global research alliance on agricultural greenhouse gases

Authors
item Shafer, Steven
item Walthall, Charles
item Franzluebbers, Alan
item Scholten, Martin -
item Clark, H -
item Meijs, J -
item Reisinger, Andy -
item Kazuyuki, Yagi -
item Slattery, Bill -
item Campbell, Ian -
item Mcconkey, Brian -
item Angers, Denis -
item Soussana, Jean-Francois -
item Richard, Guy -

Submitted to: Carbon Management
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: April 21, 2011
Publication Date: June 6, 2011
Citation: Shafer, S.R., Walthall, C.L., Franzluebbers, A.J., Scholten, M., Clark, H., Meijs, J., Reisinger, A., Kazuyuki, Y., Slattery, B., Campbell, I., Mcconkey, B., Angers, D., Soussana, J., Richard, G. 2011. Emergence of the global research alliance on agricultural greenhouse gases. Carbon Management. 66:209-214.

Interpretive Summary: Increasing human population pressure on the Earth is of great concern and a key reason why agricultural and natural resource sciences must be fully engaged to develop solutions for a sustainable future. Increasing population puts pressure on the demand for food, clean water, healthy soil, and a stable climate. USDA scientists along with scientists from 30 other countries have become a part of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases to share scientific resources globally to make more rapid change toward adoption of best management practices for greater productivity and mitigation of greenhouse gases under the diversity of agricultural conditions in the world. This report outlines the short-term objectives of the croplands, livestock, and paddy rice research groups in the Alliance. The Alliance was undertaken to transcend the science of natural resource management beyond political borders to secure a sustainable future.

Technical Abstract: Increasing human population pressure on the Earth is of great concern and a key reason why agricultural and natural resource sciences must be fully engaged to develop solutions for a sustainable future. Increasing population puts pressure on the demand for food, clean water, healthy soil, and a stable climate. USDA scientists along with scientists from 30 other countries have become a part of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases to share scientific resources globally to make more rapid change toward adoption of best management practices for greater productivity and mitigation of greenhouse gases under the diversity of agricultural conditions in the world. This report outlines the short-term objectives of the croplands, livestock, and paddy rice research groups in the Alliance. The Alliance was undertaken to transcend the science of natural resource management beyond political borders to secure a sustainable future.

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