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This data-sharing platform is a part of IRRI's projects that aim to support large-scale mitigation through national plans and development programs to reduce methane (CH4) emissions from rice production systems in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and other rice producing countries.
This platform integrates databases and digital tools that support the planning and implementation of NAMA in the respective countries. Some of the tools and guidelines can be adapted to other countries/regions as well.
Spatial data for maps for MRV and planning in rice production in Vietnam and Bangladesh, including adminstrative maps, climate and soil maps, rice production maps, and AWD suitability maps
Necessary data and guidelines for national NAMA planning and implementation, including guide for investment in mitigation projects, GHG measurement guidelines and approaches, an templates for GHG estimations.
The Diverse Benefits of Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD)
Rice is a staple for half the world’s population, thus its impact on land and water use is immense. Standard production practices using continuous flooding (CF) are resource intensive and contribute significant global methane emissions. The technique of alternate-wetting-drying (AWD) uses a more controlled irrigation strategy that can significantly reduce methane emissions as well as water use and pumping costs.
Vehicles for scaling out mitigation options in rice production in Vietnam: Cooperative and contract farming systems for water management
Greenhouse gas emissions from rice production have been identified as a key mitigation focus for Vietnam to meet its Nationally Determined Contributions committed to the Paris Agreement. Shifting to a production landscape that adopts Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD), which refer to the practice wherein fields are intermittently drained and allowed to dry before being flooded again, can reduce emissions from rice production by 50%. This practice was selected by stakeholders as a priority for scaling out.