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Mitigation in rice production: Technical options and Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) Frameworks

                                                           January 22-26, 2018, IRRI Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Overecent years, greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation became a generally accepted policy goal in almost all countries of the world. 

In Southeast Asia, rice production represents an important source of the GHG methane accounting for up to 20% of the national GHG inventories. 

While technical options to reduce emissions from rice are available, there is still limited scope for mitigation programs at this point. However, this situation may soon change once the Nationally Determined Contributions have been formulated and submitted by rice growing countries. 

In this context, it is paramount for stakeholders and interest groups to have a deeper understanding of mitigation principles, frameworks, and practice towards ensuring a low-carbon, low-emission, and climate-resilient rice-based system.

This training course would aim to provide participants a deeper understanding of the:

1.  Climate change issues in agriculture and food production, specifically on rice production in Southeast Asia;

2.  GHG emission and the Measurement, Reporting, and Verification approaches in rice-based systems;

3.  Co-benefits of adaptation and mitigation in the framework of climate-smart agriculture; and 

4.  Various methodologies and tools as bases for scenario analyses and case studies on mitigation.

The training offers a pragmatic approach to learning through skills enhancement and hands-on demonstration and management of mitigation technologies and practices, GHG calculation tools for assessing emission baselines as well as mitigation potential, and MRV procedures and data analyses.

The final output of the training-workshop would be ready-to-implement community-based mitigation plans, which will build on all the learning and activities of the entire training program.

For details, contact: Ms. Achu Arboleda [