“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)

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JIRCAS Holds First Meeting of the Platform for the Utilization of Joint Crediting Mechanism in Agriculture

On January 10, 2024, the first meeting of the "Platform for the Implementation of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) in Agriculture" was held online, with JIRCAS serving as the secretariat.

Project Leader Izumi Receives Certificate of Appreciation from Can Tho University, Vietnam

Dr. IZUMI Taro, Project Leader of "Climate Change Measures in Monsoon Asia," was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation from Can Tho University, Vietnam, on November 30, 2023, in recognition of his extensive contributions to collaborative research over the years.

JIRCAS and Can Tho University Convene Annual Project Meeting

JIRCAS and Can Tho University convened their annual project meeting on November 30th in Can Tho City, located in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. The purpose of the meeting was to share research plans and progress for the current fiscal year.

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