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. Through joint and separate activities, the Americas sub-Group and 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. 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)
  • PROCISUR
  • FluxNet
Meetings
Sample Case Study

Álvaro Roel, INIA

Co-Chair of the Paddy Rice Research Group

Uruguay

aroel@inia.org.uy