A key aim of the Paddy Rice Research Group is to increase country participation and partnerships with relevant non-governmental research organisations and initiatives.

The ‘Guidelines for Measuring CH4 and N2O Emissions from Rice Paddies by a Manually Operated Closed Chamber Method’ was published in 2015 in association with the National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan. The Guidelines provide a benchmark standard for international researchers measuring greenhouse gas emissions from paddy rice fields, in order to make available best practice techniques and to enable the ability for researchers compare measurement results from different countries.