Project period: August 2018 – August 2023

Thai Rice NAMA

Thai Rice (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) NAMA

Climate change is real and the backbones of Thailand prepare to put on their boxing gloves to fight against it. With a support of Thai Rice NAMA, a joint project funded by NAMA Facility with the Thai government, farmers in central part start applying low greenhouse gas emission methods. Farmers now grow rice more sustainably with the use of laser land levelling and alternate wetting and drying. Water and fertilizers are used more efficiently and with great care.

Our Goals

To transform the entire rice sector into low-emission production with 100,000 farmer households expected to benefit from the project.

Areas of Implementation

Chainat, Ang Thong, Prathum Thani, Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya and Sing Buri provinces in Central Thailand

Rice is particularly important as it is cultivated on roughly half of all agricultural land in Thailand and accounts for nearly 55% of emissions from agriculture. Thailand is the world’s fourth-largest emitter of rice-related greenhouse gas. In irrigated rice production, flooding of paddy fields leads to significant emissions of methane, which has a global warming potential 28 times higher than carbon dioxide. The lack of incentives available to farmers is also preventing a transition to low-emission rice production practices.

Thai Rice NAMA, funded by NAMA Facility, is a joint project with the Thai government to encourage local small-holder farmers to implement low-emission rice farming and make mitigation services and technologies accessible to farmers.

Contact Person
Ampawa Synlanont
Project Director

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