UNFCCC Small-Scale Methodology: Methane emission reduction by adjusted water management practice in rice cultivation

Sadie S

This methodology comprises technology/measures that reduce anaerobic decomposition of organic matter in rice cropping soils, which reduce the generation of methane. The methodology includes projects such as:

  • farms that change the water regime during the cultivation period from continuously to intermittent flooded conditions and/or a shortened period of flooded conditions;
  • alternate wetting and drying method along with aerobic rice cultivation methods (see IRRI Water Management);
  • farms that change rice cultivation practice from transplanted to direct seeded rice.