How will the agricultural sector contribute to New Zealand's commitments tabled in Paris?
Together with the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, PgGRc has produced a series of fact sheets, to help people's understanding of the complexities around greenhouse gas emissions research.
The Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium (PGgRc) has secured funding from the agriculture sector and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to continue research to find tools for mitigating greenhouse gases.
Industry partners have committed $2.3 million and this will be matched by government through MBIE’s Partnership fund over the next seven years. The research work will be lead by AgResearch along with other national and international groups.
This report outlines the highlights for the consortium over that period, identifies the targets areas for continued investment and provides a summary of the research areas that the consortium and partners have invested into over that period.
The updated PGgRc science progress report for the period 2007- 2012 can be found here.
This report is the seventh annual report to the Crown on the Research Programme of the Consortium. It details the progress made during a year where significant financial pressure was felt across the New Zealand livestock sector. Highlights for the year include continual progress in understanding animal variation for methane emissions and the publication of the first Rumen methanogen genome. The full report can be accessed here