Biocarbon-Agrosavia Model «Low Carbon Rice»
Thanks to the deliberations obtained in the socialization workshops together with the participation of professionals from different entities and organizations, a model has been defined that will allow the rice to be produced in a more sustainable and low-carbon way.

 

October 2022 (@Biocarbono_ @agrosavia). The Biocarbon Project and Agrosavia were in the departments of Arauca, Casanare, and Meta with an exercise that reflected how research has generated relevant information that allows identifying which practices for rice production will contribute to the reduction of gas emissions of greenhouse effects.

The Biocarbon/Agrosavia Consulting is part of the Orinoquia Biocarbon Project, which is led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development through a donation agreement signed between the Colombian government and the World Bank, financed with resources from the governments of Germany, Kingdom of Norway, United Kingdom and the United States.

The workshop highlights the advances in the characterization of the predominant production models for rice cultivation in prioritized landscapes and their impact in terms of greenhouse gases (GHG). This last part is from the monitoring of GHG and organic carbon in the soil in rice farms in the Orinoquia Region.

The socialization workshops of the «Low Carbon Rice» model allowed us to strengthen the work and research route that seeks productive systems and agricultural landscapes, with a rice matrix at the forefront of sustainability and biodiversity conservation in this territory. Thanks to the deliberations that took place in the workshops with professionals from different entities and organizations, the Biocarbon/Agrosavia model has been defined.

On the other hand, extension processes will be carried out for all the rice farmers of the Orinoquia, so that together they can have a more friendly production process with natural resources, especially with soil and water.

Likewise, it seeks to consolidate inter-institutional alliances for the development, management, and articulation of knowledge for the benefit of increasing «production-conservation» actions in strategic ecosystems of the Orinoquia. The importance of this project lies not only in the methodology that is being applied to lower GHG emissions but also in the information that is being generated, which will be socialized with the different producers so that they can adapt and adopt it. In this way, more farms and territories fall in love with the Biocarbon/Agrosavia model and begin to implement it.

Here is a summary video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imADlD80ano