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Adaptation projects

Defining and rolling-out of innovative and comprehensive approach in climate-smart villages in the Mekong Basin

To improve the capacities and capabilities of rural communities in addressing climate change challenges, the CSA model is being introduced as a means to ensure food security, promote adaptation and build resilience to climatic stresses particularly in the Mekong Deltas. Read more

Closing rice yield gaps in Asia with reduced environmental footprints (CORIGAP)

Closing rice yield gaps in Asia with reduced environmental footprints (CORIGAP) is a project implemented under the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium (IRRC), along with other projects. IRRI invests in the IRRC as a partnership mechanism within the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), a CGIAR-research program on rice. Read more assessments of heat stress

Rice is highly susceptible to heat stress, particularly during the reproductive and ripening stages. Extremely high temperatures, even for a few hours, during flowering can cause complete sterility, while high temperatures during ripening can lead to reduced grain filling and poor milling quality (i.e., more broken grains). And, in combination with other constraints such as lack of water, canopy temperatures can increase even further.  Read more

Concluded Projects

Climate change affecting land use in the Mekong Delta (CLUES)

The Mekong Delta is Vietnam's main rice area and accounts for half of annual rice production.Use of rice land in the Delta is divided into agro-hydrological zones controlled by flood duration and depth, water availability, and salinity regimes. Read more

Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environments (CURE)

The diverse nature and wide geographic spread of rainfed environments make it essential that research be carried out in partnership with NARES, drawing on local scientific expertise and farmers’ indigenous knowledge. We are a platform within which NARES and IRRI researchers can partner together with farmers and extension workers to tackle key problems at sites representative of the diverse ecosystems. Read more