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Responding to climate change in rice production system: Climate-Smart Villages for promoting technologies and practices

November 13-17, 2017
IRRI Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines


The wide range impacts of climate change are being increasingly felt across the globe, affecting peoples, ecosystems, and economies.

This reality brings to the forefront the vulnerability of agricultural communities, specifically of rice-farming communities, hence the question: "How can rice-farming communities sustainably increase their agricultural productivity and income, be more climate-resilient,  and produce crops with less carbon footprint?"

This training course is designed to provide the participants with theoretical and practical knowledge on:

  • Climate change issues in agriculture and food production, specifically in rice production in Southeast Asia
  • Concepts of vulnerability, risk and hazard sensitivity, and adaptability;
  • Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) framework and the different adaptation and mitigation technologies and practices for rice-based system, and their co-benefits; and
  • Model for establishing Climate-Smart Villages (CSVs), which includes relevant community-based methodologies and tools, and how to bring the CSV approach to scale.

The training offers a pragmatic approach to learning through skills enhancement and hands-on demonstration of rice-based adaptation and mitigation technologies and practices.

The final output of the training-workshop would be a work plan on how to establish a CSV, which underpins the most suitable and promising CSA technologies and practices for a community identified by the participants.

 

For details, contact: Ms. Achu Arboleda [m.s.arboleda@irri.org]

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

December 4-8, 2017
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:

  • Climate change issues in agriculture and food production, specifically on rice production in Southeast Asia;
  • GHG emission and the Measurement, Reporting, and Verification approaches in rice-based systems;
  • Co-benefits of adaptation and mitigation in the framework on climate-smart agriculture; and 
  • 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 [m.s.arboleda@irri.org]

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