In the Americas, extensive large scale rice farming is dominated by direct seeding cultivation of rice and rotation with pastures or other upland crops.
The Americas is a sub-Group of the Paddy Rice Research Group of the Global Research Alliance. Through joint and separate activities, the Americas sub-Group, Asia sub-Group and Africa sub-Group contribute to the overall workplan of current research landscape, capability building, good practice guidance & methodologies, research networks & databases, collaborative activities, and policy support & links to international initiatives. Members of the Asia sub-Group are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, USA and Uruguay.
The Group partners with:
- The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
- The International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
- Africa Rice
- Climate Change and Food Security (CCAFS)
Sample Case Study (Database for experimental sites)
A database has been developed in collaboration with the MAGGnet activity of the Croplands Research Group to collect metadata from experimental sites throughout the world where GHG fluxes are monitored. Led by Japan this is an activity supported by both sub-Groups; the Asia sub-Group has more data to share having completed more experimental research measuring GHG emissions. The database is made available to Group Members through the website.