The agriculture-focused Vietnamese newspaper, Nong Nghiep Viet Nam, featured an article about the efforts of one of the IFAD-IFPRI Partnership’s Vietnamese partner, The Center for Agrarian Systems Research and Development (CASRAD). Read the article in Vietnamese here or read the English summary below.
CASRAD organized a workshop on ”Model of rice cultivation to minimize greenhouse gas emission for the spring 2011 harvest.” Findings presented include that using alternative wetting and drying for rice cultivation in the Red River Delta can reduce water use by 25-50% and also lowers N20 and methane emissions. These results were based on a pilot study in An Binh village, Hai Duong province.
In order to achieve such results, farmers need to carefully apply the correct management practices throughout the rice growing seasons.
CASRAD, the IFAD-IFPRI collaborator on institutions and economics in Vietnam, will continue to collaborate with farmer groups to expend the model in the coming years.