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CCAC Paddy Rice Component: Highlights, Challenges, Lessons

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CCAC Paddy Rice Component: Highlights, Challenges, Lessons Learnt, Opportunities (July 2017 – June 2018)
July 10, 2018
Presentation by:
Lini Wollenberg, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Akiko Nagano, Environmental Policy Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan
Björn Ole Sander, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

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CCAC Paddy Rice Component: Highlights, Challenges, Lessons

  1. 1. The CCAC Paddy Rice Component: Highlights, Challenges, Lessons Learnt, Opportunities (July 2017 – June 2018) Lini Wollenberg, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Akiko Nagano, Environmental Policy Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan Björn Ole Sander, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  2. 2. Paddy Rice Component, Phase 2 Project Implementer International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Project Leader Dr. Bjoern Ole Sander, Climate Change Specialist-IRRI Fund support Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Focus Countries Bangladesh and Vietnam
  3. 3. Paddy Rice Component, Phase 2 GOAL: To support national plans and development programs with evidence-based information and strategies to reduce methane (CH4) emission from rice PHASE 1 (12/2014-5/2016) PHASE 2 (12/2016-5/2019) • Mainstream AWD practices into large-scale agricultural development initiatives • Support business case development and finance • Improve impact assessment • Develop information kiosk: GHGmitigation.irri.org • Identify suitable areas for the implementation of alternate wetting and drying (AWD) • Improved information for decision-making • Establish national multi- stakeholder networks • Country-specific work plans for the coming years
  4. 4. HIGHLIGHTS Vietnam ‘Rice NAMA Team’ initiated: MARD, MPI, IAE, IPSARD with support from CCAC, USAID and CCAFS • Aim: To harmonize mitigation activities and develop evidence and action for rice NAMA • Team collaborates with FAO to develop concept note on country-led wide-scale SLCP mitigation project for funding from Green Climate Fund (GCF) 1. Mobilize policy makers and leverage funding
  5. 5. MARD’s Vice Minister Lê Quốc Doanh endorsed the need for paddy rice mitigation initiatives and emphasized that low-carbon rice would help Vietnam access climate change funds for green growth. Photo: Baomoi.com HIGHLIGHTS
  6. 6. 2. Catalyze development action • Northwest Focal Area Network (FAN) is mobilizing farmers groups (5,000 farmers so far) to use AWD+ in Rangpur Division, Bangladesh Groups of 10-25 farmers and covering 15-20 acres of paddy fields. • Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) wants to develop AWD+ in BMDA tube-well areas with funding by Krishi Gobeshona Foundation, Dr. Chowdhury, Member of Parliament and BDMA chairman HIGHLIGHTS
  7. 7. 3. Enhanced science and knowledge for planning • In Vietnam, GIS-based AWD suitability maps are being fine-tuned with provincial Departments of Agriculture and extension services for a more inclusive approach. • IRRI works directly with officials in An Giang and Thai Binh provinces to further improve the maps by including local knowledge and elicit buy-in among decision- makers. HIGHLIGHTS
  8. 8. 4. High profile media advocacy • Economist highlights AWD for addressing water security challenges and reducing GHGs in the Mekong River basin. • World Bank’s online “Water in Agriculture Innovation Series” now includes “AWD for Sustainable Irrigated Rice Production” • In Bangladesh extensive media coverage by famous TV agricultural journalist Mr. Rezaul Karim Siddique HIGHLIGHTS
  9. 9. 1. The stringent and extensive approval process by the GCF and high competition for the funds on national level seemed to complicate the formulation and planning of well-integrated low emission development (LED) programs/projects. 2. National finance mechanisms for low-carbon rice production are inadequate despite strong support from policymakers. Reliance on external funding remains high. CHALLENGES
  10. 10. 1. The Bangladesh and Vietnam project used contrasting approaches: bottom-up (BD) and top-down (VN). Striking a balance between the two approaches and bridging R4D and extension work with policy should be a critical and strategic next step. 2. Improvement of tools and methodologies should involve local experts and policymakers for more location-specific and accurate results, and to elicit buy-in and ownership from stakeholders. LESSONS LEARNT
  11. 11. 1. Connection with Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) through Dr. Chowdhury and as institutional member of FAN offer strong potential for LED (e.g. AWD) outscaling and upscaling. 2. IRRI is part of a consortium that developed a ‘Thai Rice NAMA’ prototype. The ‘Thai Rice NAMA’ model can be transferred and adjusted to likewise develop a ‘Vietnam Rice NAMA’. OPPORTUNITIES
  12. 12. 3. The Source-selective and Emission-adjusted GHG Calculator for Rice (SECTOR-Rice), currently being finalized by IRRI, will be a valuable tool in quantifying GHG emissions and reductions and implementing MRV methodology. OPPORTUNITIES

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