Protecting the environment

A healthy environment is essential to a healthy rice production system and to the health of rice producers and workers. Rice production depends on natural resources like water and nutrients and needs to be protected from pollutants. Moreover, any negative impact of rice production on the environment has to be minimized to ensure rice production is sustainable in the long term.

IRRI works to reduce the impact of rice production on the environment through smart crop management that optimizes inputs like fertilizer, and by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from rice fields.