International workshop on climate change, reactive nitrogen, food security and sustainable agriculture
Our international workshop on climate change, reactive nitrogen, food security and sustainable agriculture brought together leading experts in the field of food security, soil science and agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. The workshop enabled to discuss the current knowledge on and establish a global research network for N2O mitigation and denitrification in fertilised cropping systems. The participants presented latest research findings and policy developments on the trade-offs between crop productivity, N fertilizer use, and GHG emissions of agricultural ecosystems around the globe, with the aim of identifying hotspots and knowledge gaps of denitrification and N2O emissions, reducing uncertainty of flux estimates, and establishing consistent standards for methodologies. This workshop provided a framework for international cooperation in key research and policy areas of food, soil, water and climate change.