The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science.
International Rice Research Institute
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This Technology Transfer Advances Vietnam's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce GHG emissions by 8% compared to BAU, and to develop national GHG inventory system and establish systems for measuring, reporting and verification at the national and sectoral levels in order to monitor and supervise GHG emissions activities. The government also proposed to enhance cooperation in scientific research, information exchange on the formulation and implementation of policies.
The biotechnology approach for methane mitigation technology involves identification of rice cultivars which emit less methane. It also involves the tailoring of plants which translocate less photosynthate to the roots and more to reproductive parts. Rice cultivation is responsible for 10% of GHG emissions from agriculture. In developing countries, the share of rice in GHG emissions from agriculture is even higher, e.g., it was 16% in 1994.