Viet Nam’s effort in sustainable rice production has been remarkable but not yet fully mainstreamed emissions reduction practices and technologies on rice cultivation as part of its development strategies. Accelerating this shift requires empowering key stakeholders to make informed decisions that would deliver effective and efficient mitigation options to reduce GHG and other negative externalities in rice production.
The technical assistance aims to enable a range of stakeholders to assess the costs and benefits of mitigation options to prioritize suitable technologies for adoption and define investment portfolios and policies for Viet Nam's rice production. Specifically, it will develop decision support tools to identify cost-efficient mitigation options for rice and identify suitable production areas for these options.
It will be implemented through the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The deliverables are expected to be completed within a period of 12 months.