“Climate change measures in Monsoon Asia”
Development of comprehensive agricultural technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Monsoon Asia

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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.

Research Themes

  • 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

Target Countries

Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan

Target Beneficiaries

Farmers, private businesses, agro-processors, counterpart organizations, extension agencies, partner governments etc.

Project Leader

IZUMI Taro (Rural Development Division)

Project Poster


JIRCAS Project on Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Through Paddy Water Management in Cambodia Provisionally Selected for SATREPS Program

The JIRCAS research proposal has been provisionally* selected as a new research project in the field of environment and energy for the FY2023 Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) program, which is jointly implemented by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

MOU and Work Plan Signing Ceremony Held with Cambodia’s Royal University of Agriculture

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.

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