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. Through joint and separate activities, the Asia sub-Group, the Americas 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 Belgium, China, Ghana, Indonesia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Participants at the second MIRSA meeting, Los Banos, Philippines, August 2014

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)
  • FluxNet

See our collaborations with these Partners.

For more information on the Asia Sub-Group, please contact Coordinator: Yasukazu Hosen ([email protected])

Sample Case Studies

Rice paddies from river deltas in Vietnam
Reducing agricultural emissions in Indonesia
Database for experimental sites