Platforms and related institutions

FACCE-JPI: Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change 

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

Climate-ADAPT: European Climate Adaptation Platform

International Rice Research Institute

University of Arkansas

Related projects

Life Ebro Admiclim: Mitigation and Adaptation Measures to Climate Change in the Ebro Delta

Macsur Project: Modeling European Agriculture with Climate Change for food Security

Euroot: Enhancing Resource Uptake from Roots under Stress in Cereal Crops

There is another project also called GreenRice for “Greenhouse gas emissions from paddy rice soils under alternative irrigation management” coordinated by S. Sleutel at Ghent U funded under the Multi-partner Call on Agricultural Greenhousee Gas Research. Its focus is on soil biogeochemical processes and mechanistic models.

Journal articles about AWDS

Adhya TK, Linquist B, Searchinger T, Wassmann R, Yan X (2014). Wetting and drying: reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving water from rice production. Working Paper “Creating a Sustainable Food Future”, installment 8. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at

Chapagain T,  Riseman A, Yamaji E (2011) Achieving more with less water: alternate wet and dry irrigation (AWDI) as an alternative to the conventional water management practices in rice farming. Journal of Agricultural Science 3 (3). doi:10.5539/jas.v3n3p3

Howell KR, Shrestha P, Dodd IC (2015) Alternate wetting and drying irrigation maintained rice yields despite half the irrigation volume, but is currently unlikely to be adopted by smallholder lowland rice farmers in Nepal. Food and Energy Security 4(2): 144-157. doi: 10.1002/fes3.58

Linquist BA, Anders MM, Adviento-Borbe MAA , Chaney RL, Nalley LL, Da Rosa EFF, Van Kesse C (2014) Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water use, and grain arsenic levels in rice systems. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12701

Montzka SA, Dlugokencky EJ, Butler JH (2011). Non-CO2 greenhouse gases and climate change. Nature 476: 43-50. doi:10.1038/nature10322

Nalley L, Anders M, Kovacs K, Lindquist B (2014) The Economic Viability of Alternative Wet Dry (AWD) Irrigation in Rice Production in the Mid-South. Working Paper Prepared for the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. 46th Annual Meeting Program, February 1-4, 2014, Dallas, Texas

Price AH, Norton GJ, Salt DE, Ebenhoeh O, Meharg AA, Meharg C, Islam MR, Sarma RN, Dasgupta T, Ismail AM, McNally KL, Zhang H, Dodd IC, Davies WJ (2013) Alternate wetting and drying irrigation for rice in Bangladesh: Is it sustainable and has plant breeding something to offer? Food and Energy Security 2(2):120-129. doi: 10.1002/fes3.29

Zhang H, Xue Y, Wang Z, Yang J, Zhang J (2009) An alternate wetting and moderate soil drying regime improves root and shoot growth in rice. Crop Science 49:2246–2260. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2009.02.0099

Sustainable and environmental friendly rice cultivation systems in Europe is funded by the FACCE-ERA-NET+ on Climate Smart Agriculture.