Contact email: christ.vansteenkiste@rikolto.org
Geographic scope: Global or non-European
Country: Belgium
Type of Institution: Civil societyLegal status: Private
Name of the Department: Rice Cluster
Climate-relevant agricultural research
Climate change research in my institution / department is linked to agricultural research areas: Yes
Description of climate-relevant ag research: Sutainable Rice Platform SRP Pilots with Farmer Organisations to mitigate methane emissions from rice
Main / core research areas: Climate change mitigation, CC in agricultural systems - agriculture greenhouse gas emissions, CC in agricultural systems - water managementVery important research areas: Adaptation to climate change, CC in agricultural systems - arable land, cropping systemsRelatively important areas: Monitoring of climate and climate change, Monitoring - Meteorological observations, Monitoring - Hydrological observations, Monitoring - Emissions monitoring and reporting, Monitoring - Climatological services, Risks of present and future weather-driven disasters, Climate policies, Impacts of climate changeResearch level in your institution / department in the climate-related areas: Master or equivalent / ISCED 7
Number of researchers in climate-related areas: Below 10
Average yearly expenditure in your institution / department on climate change research in recent years (EUR): 100,000 - 500,000
Type of funding sources for your climate-related research: GovernmentResearch focus: Development focused, linkages with the SouthCollaborations with other organizations: Industry, Civil society, Consumer organizations, Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers, Government, International Organizations, Regional Fora / regional bodies, Rural advisory servicesCollaborations with other countries: Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Mali, Senegal, Uganda
Successful projects: pilots on SRP Standard
Major needs of your institution / department to increase the impact of climate research: additional funding
What is the current trend of interest in climate-related research in your institution?: Increasing: both researchers and funding bodies are increasingly interested
What are your institution's plans regarding climate-related research?: Increasing it