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Alternate wetting and drying in rice systems: 10 Innovations

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Published on Nov 8, 2017

Alternate wetting and drying reduces methane emissions by around 50 percent and irrigation water up to 30 percent.

This video is part of the series, 10 Innovations for Climate Action in Agriculture, launched at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, November 6-17, 2017: http://on.cgiar.org/10-Innovations.

Agriculture is at the intersection of three major challenges in the context of climate change, achieving food security, adapting to the impacts of climate change and reducing emissions.

Because of this, agriculture has been recognized by countries as a key priority for climate action and is now being discussed at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

Agriculture needs to produce 60 percent more food by 2050 to feed a growing population, and these production increases need to occur even as the impacts of climate change are becoming evident in crop, livestock and fisheries systems globally. However, agriculture also contributes 19-29 percent of global man-made greenhouse gas emissions and will need to reduce emissions by 2030 in order to achieve the global goal of limiting warming to 2o celsius.

To achieve these goals, CGIAR scientists have developed the 10 Best Bet Innovations for Adaptation in Agriculture.

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