Taiwan's Ministry of Agriculture implements three-stage carbon reduction technology, reducing carbon footprint of rice production by 21%

February 11, 2024 | UDN, Taiwan

Taiwan's Ministry of Agriculture has introduced a three-stage improvement technology aiming to reduce carbon emissions in rice production. Through techniques such as alternate wetting and drying irrigation, rational use of fertilizers, and timely harvesting, the Ministry estimates a 21% reduction in carbon footprint per kilogram of rice. This initiative addresses methane emissions from rice fields and aims to enhance rice quality. As agriculture contributes to carbon emissions, especially with rice being Taiwan's major crop, these efforts are crucial for sustainable farming practices. The Ministry plans to continue developing low-carbon varieties and other techniques to further promote environmentally friendly agriculture.