Paddy rice production causes significant methane emissions in comparison to other cropping systems.
The Alliance’s Paddy Rice Research Group is working together to find ways to reduce the emissions intensity of paddy rice cultivation systems, while improving its overall production efficiency. Trade-offs with emissions of nitrous oxide and changes of the quantity of carbon stored in paddy soils are also being considered.
The Group’s activities are completed by two sub-Groups that focus on regional rice production systems:
- Latin American sub-Group including CIAT as partner
- Asia sub-Group
Paddy Rice group co-chairs
Collaborative partners and projects underway with international organisations
- International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
- International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
- Africa Rice
- Climate Change and Food Security (CCAFS)
For more information on these organisations see our collaborations.