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Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from paddy farming by intercropping with other economically useful plants

{Project} Reduction of GHG from Paddies: Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from paddy farming by intercropping with other economically useful plants. Runs 2012 - 2014. Project Leader(s): Bhullar, Dr. Gurbir S., Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) .

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Summary

Rice is a major staple food crop and a significant natural source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A major increase in the production of rice will be indispensable in order to feed the burgeoning global population and in turn the GHG emissions –particularly methane and nitrous oxide – are expected to increase, unless new mitigation strategies are developed and applied.
This project explores the potential for developing new rice based cropping system integrated with novel strategies to mitigate GHG emissions. There are a number of aquatic plant species, which exists naturally in rice producing regions and are already part of human consumption in local cultures. We plan to test these plant species for their potential to reduce emissions of methane and nitrous oxide while grown together with rice. A number of field and mesocosm experiments will be carried out to understand the processes involved and to establish the proof of concept.


EPrint Type:Project description
Keywords:greenhouse gas emissions, GHG, mitigation, climate, rice, Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Klimawandel
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Farming Systems
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: Switzerland > ETHZ - Agrarwissenschaften
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International Cooperation
India
Acronym:Reduction of GHG from Paddies
Start Date:1 January 2012
End Date:31 December 2014
Deposited By: Bhullar, Dr. Gurbir S.
ID Code:25273
Deposited On:07 Apr 2014 10:26
Last Modified:07 Apr 2014 10:26

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