Wednesday, January 8, 2014

IRRI and CCAFS regional program office/ Southeast Asia organize training on greenhouse gas emission measurements

The IRRI Climate Change group and the Regional Program Office of CCAFS (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) jointly organized a hands-on training and coordination workshop on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission measurements in rice fields. The overall goal of the training was to enhance the technical skills of NARES staff thereby increasing their know-how to plan and conduct research activities on GHG mitigation in major rice growing areas of Southeast Asia. The event also aimed to develop standardized procedures that will increase precision and accuracy of GHG flux estimates for creating mitigation options for GHG emissions from rice fields.

A total of 13 delegates composed of 7 women and 6 men from Hue University, Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute(Vietnam), Prachin Buri Rice Research Center, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand) ), Indonesian Agricultural Environment Research Institute (Indonesia) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute and the University of the Philippines-Los Banos attended the workshop. The course was also attended by two scientists from the National Institute for Agro-environmental Sciences (Japan) to ensure compatibility of their emission measurements with the techniques presented. The Japanese participants also took over individual lectures in this course.

The training was conducted by Dr. Agnes Padre (who also coordinated the course), Dr. Bjoern Ole Sander, Dr. Maricar Alberto, Ryan Romasanta, and Heathcliff Racela from IRRI's Climate Change Group.

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