The overall objective of GreenRice is to design and test a new rice production system for Europe capable to cope with climate change through reduction of greenhouse gases and water input. The AWD system, based on intermittent irrigation, will ensure sufficient productivity while at the same time reducing and adapting to climate change effects. The expected results are:

  1. AWD tested and assessment of consequences on environment and crop productivity
  2. Varieties adapted to AWD defined
  3. Trait contribution to adaptation to AWD determined
  4. AWD presented to scientific community, local stakeholders and policy makers. 

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