Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Rice Cultivation

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Sector Agriculture
Focus area Crops (incl. NO2 from fertilizer use)
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
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
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Financing received to-date
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Principal source of financing Not known
Principal type of financing Not known
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Government of the Philippines
International funder(s) MDG Carbon
Organization providing technical support
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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
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: * food security 9access to sustainable land, increased rice production)
  • education of farmers
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.


it is expected that total donor support for AMIA training and management will be approximately US$7.153 million, against US$8.855 million of local funds. US$15,715,116 will come from donor payment for reduction in the Irrigation Service Fee.