Mitigation technologies

Laser land leveling

Laser land leveling (LLL) is a laser-guided technology used to level fields by removing soil from high points of the field and depositing it in low points of the field. LLL improves crop establishment and enables crops to mature uniformly.  ... Learn more

Alternate Wetting and Drying

Alternate wetting and drying (AWD) is a simple and inexpensive way of reducing water consumption in rice production by 30%, thus, enabling farmers to cut down on production cost without yield penalty. AWD entails .... Learn more

Machine transplanting

Machine transplanting of rice seedlings is less time and labor intensive, compared to manual transplanting. Other benefits are an improved seedling establishment and a uniform maturity. For the transplantation with the machine, seedlings are ... Learn more

1 Must Do, 5 Reductions

"One Must Do, Five Reductions" is a technology package that was developed during the Phase IV of the IRRI's Irrigated Rice Research Consortium (IRRC) and promoted by the Agricultural Competitiveness Project (ACP) of the World Bank. This .... Learn more

Rice straw management options

To exacerbate the problem, incorporating straw into the soil delays soil preparation and the development of the next crop. Because of this, rice straw is often considered a waste product and is burned in the fields, resulting ... Learn more

Dry seeded rice

Dry seeded rice (DSR) is becoming an attractive option for farmers as it has a much lower labor requirement than manually transplanted rice. In this technology, rice is directly seeded in the main plot with 2- or 4-wheel tractor/power ... Learn more

Site-specific nutrient management

As the global population continues to grow, the rice cropping system has shifted toward intensified farming to be able to produce food significantly. New varieties with higher fertilizer response are grown ... Learn more

Compact rice mill

Producing high-quality rice with reduced milling losses would contribute in improving the food and nutritional security of consumers. A good quality milled rice with competitive price would also enable small-scale rice millers to ... Learn more

Short-duration rice varieties

The traditional rice varieties take about 160-200 days to mature and highly susceptible to climatic events. Improved short duration varieties could be harvested in about 110 to 130 days ... Learn more

Fertilizer Spreader

Applying fertilizers and pesticides manually renders rice production more laborious, expensive due to labor cost, and inefficient with the uneven fertilizer distribution pattern. To address these concerns, the International Rice Research ... Learn more

Zero tillage

Zero-tillage or no-tillage is designed to generate higher yields while minimizing erosion and reducing costs of inputs and production. Adopters of zero-tillage practices in South Asia, specifically for the rice-wheat system, have reported ... Learn more