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Mitigation options to reduce methane emissions in paddy rice
Mitigation options to reduce methane emissions in paddy rice

CCAC aims to implement the alternate wetting and drying (AWD) technology, on large scale, in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Colombia to significantly reduce methane emissions from rice fields. With support from CCAFS, IRRI coordinates the activities of this component in Vietnam and Bangladesh, while CIAT covers the work in Colombia.




Introducing non-flooded crops in rice-dominated landscapes: Impact on carbon, nitrogen, and water cycles

Incentives for 'No-regret' mitigation

The project aims to develop an innovative approach based on highlighting co-benefits of mitigation options, integrating alternate wetting and drying (AWD) into a farming strategy, as opposed to approaches focusing on emissions reductions only.





Introducing non-flooded crops in rice-dominated landscapes: Impact on carbon, nitrogen, and water cycles

Introducing non-flooded crops in rice-dominated landscapes: Impact on carbon, nitrogen, and water cycles (ICON)

ICON explores and quantifies the ecological consequences of future changes in rice production. The goal is to provide understanding in balancing the revenues and environmental impacts of high yielding rice cropping systems. 



Greenhouse gas Mitigation in Irrigated Rice Systems in Asia

Greenhouse gas Mitigation in Irrigated Rice Systems in Asia (MIRSA)

The project seeks to develop an improved water management, based on alternate wetting and drying (AWD), that can always reduce soil-derived CO2-eq emissions (CH4 + N2O) during the rice growing season from irrigated rice paddies, by 30% compared to the conventional practice. 

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Eddy covariance flux measurements in the Ecological Intensification Platform

Eddy covariance flux measurements in the Ecological Intensification Platform

In an effort to develop innovative agronomic solutions to anticipated needs for production of more rice on less land with more efficient use of labor, water, and other inputs, IRRI established the Ecological Intensification (EI) platform in 2011.