From 21/09/2015 to 30/09/2018

Under the FACCE-JPI ERA-NET Plus action “Climate Smart Agriculture: Adaptation of agricultural systems in Europe” co-funded by the European Commission.

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.

Facing climate change and water scarcity in Europe, the GreenRice project will test the alternative wetting and drying system (AWDS) in Europe. AWDS is a rice production system based on intermittent irrigation that can save water (by 15-30%) while reducing greenhouse gas emission (up to 48%).

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:

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


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