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Policy Information and Response Platform on Climate Change and Rice in the ASEAN and its member countries (PIRCCA)

Policy Information and Response Platform on Climate Change and Rice in the ASEAN and its member countries (PIRCCA)

The PIRCCA project stems from the recognition of the important role of rice for food security in the ASEAN and the specific vulnerabilities of rice production to climate change. 





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.



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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.



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GIS assessments of heat stress

Rice thrives in hot and dry to humid climates. However, extreme heat episodes can irreversibly damage rice yield, grain quality, and plant processes such as germination and fertilization.

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. 


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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.




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Global Rice Information Gateway

The global rice information gateway aims to provide real-time crop information, medium-term supply and demand outlook, policy briefs, and comprehensive rice data sets at the national, subnational, and household level.