Quantifying the environmental impacts of irrigated rice production

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Why irrigated rice production?

The issue of the environmental impact of rice production, including its impact on climate change through carbon footprint analysis, is at the heart of the current challenges facing agriculture. Innovative approaches to integrate all the impacts related to the life cycle (LCA) of a production process are also gaining ground. These issues and approaches are highly relevant to irrigated rice production, a central focus of our work.

What do we do?

Our action aims to initiate collective thinking on the methods (advantages, limits and operationality) to be implemented to assess the impacts of irrigated agriculture on the climate, and the impacts of climate change on irrigated agriculture and more generally on the environment. To this end, we propose the organisation of seminars based on two main themes:

  • The carbon footprint approach: tools and methods to make the approach more operational
  • The state of progress of other approaches such as Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  • The funding of a training course on 'The LCA and carbon footprint approach - case study on rice cultivation'
  • The funding of a study in partnership with AFEID: 'Irrigated rice production and climate change: methodological developments for climate finance and the contribution to long-term AFOLU low-carbon and resilient trajectories'.