Exploring GHG mitigation potential in rice production

This webinar focused on the potential to mitigate GHG emissions from rice production, particularly by using the Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) technique.
Rice production is a major source of GHG emissions. Globally, flooded rice produces approximately 20–40 Mt of CH4 per year, on average 10% of anthropogenic emissions from the agriculture sector. In addition to mitigation, AWD offers water savings, critical as water management will become more critical in many places with climate change.
CCAFS jointly organized this webinar with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Association of Carbon Professionals.


  • Introduction: Kevin Houston, Carbon Masters, Association of Carbon Professionals, Chair (5 minutes)
  • Mitigation potential in rice production: Reiner Wassman, IRRI (25 minutes)
  • Current implementation and future scope for AWD in Bangladesh: Sultan Ahmed, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh (10 minutes)
  • Discussion: All participants (15 minutes)
  • Closing: Kevin Houston (5 minutes)

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