Project period: August 2018 – August 2023
Thai Rice NAMA
Thai Rice (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) NAMA
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.