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Division Seminar: CESD

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 01:15pm - 02:15pm


Sustainability Quantified: A comparison across intensive rice production areas in six countries

Dr. Krishna Devkota
Post-doctoral Fellow, Cropping Systems Agronomy

Abstract: Quantifying sustainability is a goal of a wide variety of stakeholders for an equally wide set of purposes. The sustainability of rice production can be holistically measured based on economic, environmental and social indicators. The “Closing Rice Yield Gaps in Asia with Reduced Environmental Footprint” (CORIGAP) project is working in six Asian countries to strengthen food security while reducing the environmental footprint of rice production. During 2013-14, CORIGAP activities included a baseline survey in more than 1500 households from intensive irrigated production sites across Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Guangdong Province (China). Simultaneously, the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) went through a consultative process to select 12 performance indicators for quantifying the sustainability of rice cultivation. In this seminar, we will present results from our analysis of the CORIGAP survey data with respect to the SRP indicators, including an assessment of the indicators as well as an assessment of the sustainability trade-offs across the six sites.


CESD Conference Rm 1, DL Umali Bldg.