International Society for Sustainability Science (ISSS)


Research

Rice Terrace

Overview

This is a joint project of UNU-ISP, the National Plateau Wetlands Research Center (NPWPC), Yunnan Normal University, and University of the Philippines Diliman established in 2011. It is supported by Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research.

Hani rice terraces in China and Ifugao rice terraces in the Philippines are world-renowned sustainable rice terraces that have served local communities for thousands of years. However, climate change is affecting the sustainability of those ecological management systems as climate change brings in new dimension of continuous changes to local water cycle that would be beyond the regulating capacity of current systems. This research will address dual challenges of both excessive runoff and water scarcity due to climate change by providing eco-system based adaptation measures to strengthen resilience of the study sties that can be extended to traditional rice terrace farming systems to cope with climate change.

Research Theme

Climate and Ecosystem Change Adaptation

Partners

the National Plateau Wetlands Research Center (NPWPC), Yunnan Normal University, and University of the Philippines Diliman

Funding

Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Research Priod

2011 -


See also
University of Tokyo IR3S
The Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) aims to be as a global research and educational platform for sustainability science. 
JSPS Core-to-Core Program  
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS) provides program to build an international framework in leading-edge fields of science.
Network of Networks 
Network of Networks (NNs) is the comprehensive network linking existing networks of universities and research institutions.

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