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NR-338 - Rice production NAMA


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  • A Overview
    • A.1Party
      A.2Title of Mitigation Action

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      A.3Description of mitigation action

      The average rice consumption per capita in Panama is 162 lb/person/year. Rice is one of the elemental components of Panamanian food, in urban and rural areas. 

      Approximately, of the 96,000 ha devoted to rice production, 59,000 ha are produced by the mechanized system and 37,000 ha by the traditional and rudimentary system “a chuzo”. The increasing demand for this crop by the Panamanians, coupled with the effects of climate change, threaten this sector. It is important to emphasize that rice cultivation is one of the leading sources of methane emissions in the atmosphere. 

      Under the initiative of the Ministry of Agricultural Development, together with the Interamerican Institute of Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the financial support of EUROCLIMA+, the rice production NAMA has been developed for the Republic of Panama. The title of this project is “Support for the formulation of appropriate mitigation actions on Central American agriculture”. 

      The proposed objectives include: 

      1. Reduce CH4 emissions through the most appropriate practices of water management in rice production.
      2. Introduce rice varieties with less water dependency.
      3. Reduce N2O emissions by nitrogen use efficiency seeds that require fewer fertilizers. 
      4. Optimizing nitrogen fertilizers use through the most appropriate farmer techniques for the crops, soil, and environmental conditions. 
      5. Promote associativity with incentives and financial support to rice farmers associations to implement mitigation actions coming from this program.
      6. Monitoring of crops to optimize the application of pesticides. 

      The rice production NAMA was submitted on the UNFCCC NAMA Registry, under the category of NAMAs seeking financial support for implementation. 



      A.6Type of action

      A.7Greenhouse gases covered by the action

  • B National Implementing Entity
    • B.1.0Name
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  • C Expected timeframe for the implementaion of the mitigation action
    • C.1Number of years for completion
      C.2Expected start year of implementation
  • D Currency
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  • E Cost
    • E.1.1Estimated full cost of preparation
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      E.2.1Estimated full cost of implementation
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      E.2.2Comments on estimated full cost of implementation
      E.3.1Estimated incremental cost of implementation
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  • F Estimated emission reductions
    • F.1Amount

      This amount has to be in units of MtCO2e (Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent) or MtCO2e/yr (Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year)

      F.3Additional information (e.g. if available, information on the methodological approach followed)
  • G Other indicators
    • G.1Other indicators of implementation
      The creation of a monitoring and evaluation system is intended to measure periodic progress
  • H Other relevant information
    • H.1Other relevant information including co-benefits for local sustainable development

      These are the intended actions to achieve our goal:

      Development of an analysis to identify mitigation actions applicable to the agricultural sector giving attention to rice production in Panama, including in the Updated NDC1. 

  • I Relevant National Policies strategies, plans and programmes and/or other mitigation action
    • I.1Relevant National Policies
      I.2Link to other NAMAs
  • J Attachments