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.