“Climate change measures in Monsoon Asia”
Development of comprehensive agricultural technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Monsoon Asia
Agriculture is estimated to account for more than 10% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is essential to reduce CH4 from livestock and paddy fields, which account for 80% of the total, and N2O from soil, fertilizer and excrement. In addition, there is a need to develop and disseminate technologies for adapting to extreme weather conditions such as droughts, which are becoming more frequent with climate change. In order to deepen the technologies and implement them in society, we need to be aware of the co-benefits for farmers, present evidence that will lead to behavioral changes, develop technologies, and make policy recommendations.
The project will comprehensively develop and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies that will lead to changes in the behavior of farmers, and contribute to the NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions: GHG reduction targets determined by the country based on Article 4 of the Paris Agreement and mitigation efforts to achieve the targets) of the target countries. The project will also build a research network among the target countries.
- Development of climate change adaptive rice cultivation technology and irrigation water use and management technology
- Development of technology to promote carbon sequestration in tropical soil
- Establishment of a climate-smart livestock production system
- Study and practice of methods for social implementation and dissemination of climate change responsive technologies
Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan
Farmers, private businesses, agro-processors, counterpart organizations, extension agencies, partner governments etc.
IZUMI Taro (Rural Development Division)
JIRCAS and the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) of Cambodia held an MOU and Work Plan signing ceremony for the integrated climate change project on September 28, 2022 in the capital city of Phnom Penh. This project is an international joint research project that aims to reduce methane emissions from rice paddies through appropriate water management technology, and is scheduled to be implemented until the end of March 2026.
MoU with Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), Department of Agriculture, Republic of the Philippines
On March 17, 2022, JIRCAS held a signing ceremony for a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint research with the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), Department of Agriculture, Republic of the Philippines.
A group of 40 first year students and 2 teachers from Tochigi Prefectural Senior High School visited JIRCAS through the "Tsukuba Science Tour" program on November 11, 2021. This was the second visit from the school since November last year. As a safety measure against COVID-19, the students were divided into two groups for introduction of JIRCAS research activities (indoor lecture) and introduction of rice samples at the Hachimandai Experimental Field (outdoor lecture).