The aim of this documentary database is to provide grey literature on the various topics addressed in our activities. It is mainly made up of documents collected and/or used by the COSTEA network in the course of implementing our actions. It includes study reports, strategic documents, activity reports, technical files, scientific articles, theses, press articles, books, legal texts, etc. We regularly add to this database as we implement and progress in our actions.

These bibliographical references are external to COSTEA productions and are shared and pooled for collaborative purposes. Their content does not engage the responsibility of COSTEA.

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Venot, JP.; Jensen CB.; Delay E. et Daré, W | Article scientifique | 11 pages | World Development 151 | 2022 | Anglais |
Reiner Wassmann | Article scientifique | 21 pages | Sustainability | 2022 | Anglais |
In this study, we developed user-friendly software (CF-Rice) for calculating the carbon
footprints (CF) of rice products. The approach follows the principles of Life Cycle Assessment while incorporating more flexibility for activities specific to rice production. The graphical user interface provides empirical emission and conversion factors obtained from the literature and from primary research studies of rice value chains. CF-Rice also allows the entering of new values for specific processes or practices. Data outputs distinguish among the contributions of individual stages of the value chain as well as different greenhouse gases (GHG), namely, CH4, N2O and CO2. The new tool was then applied to a scenario assessment of rice production in the regional context of Southeast Asia. The CF baseline of a typical rice value chain in the region accounted for a value of around 2300 g CO2e/kgProd. The CF can be reduced by about 27.4% through water-saving practices alone and can further be reduced up to 37.3% through interventions that increase product recovery rates and, thus, reduce food losses. In contrast, straw incorporation into the soil increased the CF by 26.0%. The tool is well suited for impact assessments of advanced practices and technologies of rice value chains.
Guide/Manuel | 91 pages | ARMP | 2021 | SAGI: SONADER Mauritanie | French |
Ce manuel définit les procédures applicables par les autorités contractantes (ex:SONADER) pour effectuer les achats dont les montants sont inférieurs aux seuils de compétences de la Commission permanente de passation des marchés
Louis Bockel | Présentation | 37 pages | COSTEA | 2021 | French |
Hilmi Salem Yohannes Yihdego and Hadi Hamaaziz Muhammed | Study report | 40 pages | Journal of Water and Health. | 2021 | Anglais |
GUPTA K | Study report | 22 pages | ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH | 2021 | Anglais |
Agricultural soil acts as a source and sink of important greenhouse gases (GHGs) like methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and carbon dioxide (CO2). Rice paddies have been a major concern to scientific community, because they produce the threatening and long-lasting GHGs mainly CH4 and N2O. Around 30% and 11% of global agricultural CH4 and N2O, respectively, emitted from rice fields. Thus, it is urgent to concurrently quantify the fluxes of CH4 and N2O to improve understanding of both the gases from rice fields and to develop mitigation strategies for upcoming climate change reduction. An effort is being made in this review to discuss exclusively the emission of CH4 and N2O under normal and controlled conditions in different locations of India and also addresses the current synthesis of available data on how field and crop management activities influence CH4 and N2O emissions in rice fields. Making changes to conventional crop management regimes could have a significant impact on reducing GHG emissions from rice field. Environmental and agricultural factors related to soil could be easily altered by management practices. So, knowing the mechanism of CH4 and N2O production and release in the rice field and factors controlling the emissions is fundamental to develop well-organized strategies to reduce emissions from rice cultivated soil. This will help the regulatory bodies or policy makers to formulate adequate policies for agricultural farmers to refine the GHG emissions as well as minimize the global climate change.