Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Rice Cultivation
|Focus area||Crops (incl. NO2 from fertilizer use)|
|Type of action||Strategy/Policy|
|Submitted to UNFCCC registry||No|
|Start of initiative||2013|
|Financing and support details|
|Financing status||Seeking financing|
|Total cost||US$ 31.724 mln|
|Financing requested|| |
|Financing received to-date|| |
|Principal source of financing||Not known|
|Principal type of financing||Not known|
|Capacity building required||Yes|
|Technology transfer required||Yes|
|Proponent(s)||Government of the Philippines|
|International funder(s)||MDG Carbon|
|Organization providing technical support|| |
The objective of the NAMA is to develop a set of measures for sustainable transformation of cultivation practices in the rice sector.
Activities: (2015 - 2020)
Agriculture contributes to more than 30% of the GHG emissions in the Philippines and is the second largest GHG emission source in the country. Although rice cultivation occupies the top position among the sources of agricultural emissions, this emission source has not been addressed by any major climate change-related activities up to the present.
This NAMA or Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Agriculture (AMIA) not only provides substantial emission reductions, but also offers adaptation benefits. Its interventions can be classified into two main packages:
- basic package: creation of policy and economic incentives and the delivery of training/education to farmers
- support package: optional training sessions for participating farmers to diversify their production through gaining knowledge and experience in growing other crops (products) such as vegetables.
The AMIA will target a total of 750,000 ha of irrigated rice fields, approximately half of the irrigated rice fields across the whole country. Towards the end of the AMIA implementation, it is expected that half of the irrigated rice fields will have adopted AWD as their standard irrigation practice
Impact and MRV
|Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available|
No information has been provided on mitigative capacity
|Social:|| * food security 9access to sustainable land, increased rice production)
|Economic:|| * job creation
|Environmental:|| * reduced air and water pollution
MRV Framework: (2015 - 2020)
The GHG MRV system for this AMIA is designed based on the approved Standardized Baseline ASB0008 “Standardized Baseline for Methane Emissions in Rice Cultivation in the Republic of the Philippines”. Furthermore, in order to determine whether the participating rice fields are correctly applying Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) and can participate in the emission reduction calculations, an AWD compliance protocol has been designed as part of the AMIA.