Low-Carbon Technologies: Improved Rice Cultivation

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Rice cultivation releases a not-insignificant amount of GHGs, so GHG mitigation strategies in rice cultivation have been studied.  Globally, rice paddies emit 100 Tg of methane.  Certain rice cultivars may release less methane, making them more environmentally-friendly than other rice cultivars.  Water management strategies also appear to be promising in reducing GHG emissions from rice paddies.  The appropriate GHG mitigation strategy, if any, is likely to be site-dependent.