Tuesday, 19 November 2013

IRRI’s greenhouse gas mitigation work under CCAFS

An IRRI Seminar

By Björn Ole Sander
Collaborative Research Scientist
Crop and Environmental Sciences Division

1:15-2:15pm, Thursday, 21 November 2013
Havener Auditorium, IRRI


The demand for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation options has grown in recent years and the CGIAR Research Program on climate change, agriculture, and food security (CCAFS) in particular emphasizes the importance of smallholder farming in this context.

Irrigated rice paddies are a major source of the GHG methane. There is a simple way, though, to reduce methane emissions: alternate wetting and drying (AWD). The AWD technology has been promoted in various places in Asia but data on the GHG mitigation potential of AWD originate almost exclusively from research stations whereas “real-life data” is scarce.

In this seminar, Ole Sander will present his work on GHG emissions reduction in farmers’ fields in the Philippines, as well as his work in Vietnam, and provide an overview of ongoing and future activities.

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