References and Guidelines

Necessary data and guidelines for national NAMA planning and implementation

Guide for investment in mitigation projects in MRD

A guide for planning investment in low-emission rice production by identifying the costs and potential benefits of mitigation options. The Guide identifies opportunities for investments in climate-smart rice production to:

  • progress toward carbon neutrality and diversify sourcing of carbon offsets projects to reduce and mutualize investment risks;

  • secure investors’ ability to directly source in-kind carbon offsets

  • lead the market through negotiated carbon markets’ returns to monetize financial investors’ carbon dividends; and

  • deliver additional social, economic and environmental impact to rural communities.

GHG Measurement Guidelines for Vietnam

Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has issued a standardized guidelines for measuring GHG emissions as reference for determination, calculation of GHG emissions in paddy rice production. The Guidelines were published in a Handbook developed by Vietnam’s Institute of Agricultural Environment with support from IRRI, Winrock international, and SNV in 2016.

Source: Institute of Agricultural Environment, MARD

GHG Protocol Agricultural Guidance

A supplement to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard and covers all agricultural sub-sectors, including livestock, crop production, and land use change.

Source: Greenhouse Gas Protocol

MRV Tool: How To Set up National MRV Systems

An interativr MRV Tool is provided through the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV supported by the e Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The tool provides developers and implementers of NAMAs with brief step-by-step instructions on how to develop an MRV system. The tool navigates users to the relevant information, knowledge, instruments, and publications available. The MVR Tool is available to download in multiple languages, including English, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


Source: International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV

GHG questionnaire for farmers and service providers

The verification of GHG emissions reduction in rice production requires the monitoring of cultivation and post-harvest practices. A questionnaire is template is designed for use of farmers and post-harvest service providers to keep track of production activities and data. This template allows farmers and service providers to document their practices and provide evidence for following the recommendations to reduce GHG emissions. Based on this information, project proponents or producers can assure that the reference fields or products are produced in a conservative manner with respect to methane emissions.

The web page introduces different approaches for measuring and calculating GHG emissions from agriculture production and land use.

Automated chamber systems

Eddy covariance

Photo-acoustic spectroscopy

Manual chamber method