In the Americas, extensive large scale rice farming is dominated by direct seeding cultivation of rice and rotation with pastures or other upland crops.

PRRG Americas field trip 2017A field trip in Stuttgart, USA

The Americas is a sub-Group of the Paddy Rice Research Group of the Global Research Alliance. The Americas sub-Group and the Asia sub-Group both 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, through joint and separate activities. Members of the Asia sub-Group are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, USA and Uruguay.

The Group partners with:

  • International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  • International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  • Africa Rice
  • Climate Change and Food Security (CCAFS)
  • FluxNet
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Álvaro Roel, INIA

Co-Chair of the Paddy Rice Research Group