In Asia, intensive small scale farming is dominated by both direct seeding and transplanting cultivations and widespread multi-cropping of rice.
Asia is a sub-Group of the Paddy Rice Research Group of the Global Research Alliance. The Asia sub-Group and the Americas 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. through joint and separate activities.
Members of the Asia sub-Group are Belgium, China, Ghana, Indonesia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The Group partners with:
- International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
- International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
- Africa Rice
- Climate Change and Food Security (CCAFS)
See our collaborations with these Partners.
Sample Case Studies
The Paddy Rice Asia Sub-Group has met six times, most recently in Nanjing, China. Outcomes from this meeting included the announcement of the publication of the measurement standardisation guidelines, and the decision to develop a Group brochure and sub-Group case studies.
The next meeting is scheduled for 2 September 2017 in Tsukuba, Japan.