Workshop 1:
Agriculture and Climate Change in Monsoon Asia: Adaptation, Mitigation, and Forecast

September 26, Wednesday, 9:00 — 17:30
September 27, Thursday, 9:00 — 12:00
Epochal Tsukuba, Room 201
Organized by:
National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES)
Supported by:
Strategic International Research Cooperative Program (SICP), JST-MOST
Green Network of Excellence - environmental information (GRENE-ei), MEXT


Agriculture in monsoon Asia faces growing challenges created by global climate change. Agriculture is not only susceptible to climate change, but also contributes to climate change by acting as a source for greenhouse gases (GHG). Variations in temperature and precipitation due to climate change will strongly influence agricultural crop and GHG production in monsoon Asia. Farmland in monsoon Asia is a major source of GHG emission (particularly methane and nitrous oxide) from the land into the atmosphere. To secure the food supply and the environment, adaptation to climate change and mitigation of GHG emission are therefore central themes for today’s agricultural science. Undoubtedly, adaptation and mitigation strategies will be enhanced by regional predictions based on process-based modeling, remote sensing, and information technology. This workshop aims to promote exchanges and interactions among scientists related to recent research progress in these areas in monsoon Asia.


Tsuneo Kuwagata, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
Tamon Fumoto, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan

September 26, Wednesday, 9:00?17:00

  1. 9:00-9:20 Agro-climatological data-base in Southeast Asian monsoon region [PDF]
    • Jun Matsumoto(1), Nobuhiko Endo(1), Hisayuki Kubota(1), Jianqing Xu(1), Tomoshige Inoue(1), Shin-ya Ogino(1), Shuichi Mor(1)i and Kumiko Takata(1)(2)(3)
      [(1)Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan; (2) National Institute of Polar Research, Japan; (3) National Institute for Environmental Sciences, Japan]
  2. 9:20-9:40 Long-term changes in precipitation characteristics in the Philippines [PDF]
    • Marcelino II Villafuerte(1), Hiroshi G. Takahashi(1)(2), Ikumi Akasaka(1), Jun Matsumoto(1)(2)
      [(1)Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan; (2)Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan]
  3. 9:40-10:00 Children as field sensors to support site-specific decisions in rural Asia under climatic change [PDF]
    • Seishi Ninomiya(1), Yumi Mori(2) Toshiya Takasaki(2), Yasukazu Okano(2), Takaharu Kameoka(3), Takashi Togami(3), Kyosuke Yamamoto(1), Akanae Takezaki(4), Ryoichi Ikeda(5), Toru Ishida(6), Masaru Mizoguchi(1)
      [(1)University of Tokyo, Japan; (2)NPO Pangaean, Japan; (3)Mie University, Japan; (4) National Agricultural Research Center, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Japan; (5)Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan; (6)Kyoto University, Japan]
  4. 10:00-10:20 An application of field monitoring data to estimate the optimal planting date of cassava after rice in northeast Thailand [PDF]
    • Mallika Srisuthan(1)(2), Masaru Mizoguchi(1), Anan Polthanee(2), Ryoichi Doi(1) [(1)University of Tokyo, Japan; (2)Khon Kaen University, Thailand]
  5. 10:20-10:40 Proposal- Development of agricultural decision support system of systems [PDF]
    • Takuji Kiura, Kei Tanaka, Hiroe Yoshida [National Agricultural Research Center, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Japan]
  6. 10:40-11:00 Development of information platform to design adaptation and mitigation strategies of major crops against the predicted climatic changes in Asian monsoon region [PDF]
    • Tsuneo Kuwagata, Shigeto Sudo, Yusuke Takata, Kazunori Minamikawa, Takahiro Takimoto and Eri Matsuura [National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan]
  7. 11:00-11:30 Agriculture adaptation and mitigation strategies against climate change in the Philippines [PDF]
    • Wilfredo A. Dumale, Nueva Vizcaya State University, Philippines
  8. 11:30-12:00 Adaptation to climate change in agro-ecosystems: A case study from homegardens in south Asia [PDF]
    • Buddhi Marambe(1), Jeevika Weerahewa(1), Gamini Pushpakumara(1), Pradeepa Silva, Ranjith Punyawardena(2), Sarath Premalal(3), MD. Giashuddin Miah(4), Joyashree Roy(5) and Sebak Jana(5) [(1)Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; (2)Natural Resources Management Centre, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka; (3)Meteorology Department, Colombo, Sri Lanka; (4)Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh; (5)Jadavpur University, IndiaBuddhi Marambe, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka]

  9. Lunch
    Poster session (12:00-13:30)
    Changes in nitrification and denitrification potentials after coated urea application affect soil N2O emissions from different soils — a 15N tracer study [PDF]
    Yoshitaka Uchida(1), Isabell von Rein(2), Hiroko Akiyama(1) [(1)National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan; (2)Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Germany]
    Verifying and Modifying SWAT for Modeling Hydrological Processes in a Watershed Containing Paddy Fields [PDF]
    Atsushi SAKAGUCHI(1), Sadao EGUCHI(1), Tasuku KATO(2), Masahiro KASUYA(3) [(1) National Institute for Agro‐Environmental Sciences, Japan; (2)Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan; (3)Aichi Agricultural Research Center, Japan]

  10. 13:30-14:00 Dances with microbes: Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from terrestrial ecosystems [PDF]
    • Changsheng Li [University of New Hampshire, USA]
  11. 14:00-14:30 Potential and cost of low carbon technologies in rice-wheat system of the Indo-Gangetic plains [PDF]
    • Arti Bhatia, H. Pathak, B. Chakrabarti and N. Jain [Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India]
  12. 14:30-15:00 What the possible mitigation technology could be adopted to reduce methane emission from rice field in Indonesia [PDF]
    • Iswandi Anas [Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia]
  13. 15:00-15:20 Opportunities do exist to reduce CH4 and N2O emissions from two types of key rice fields in China [PDF]
    • Hua Xu, Institute of Soil Science [Chinese Academy of Science, China]

  14. Coffee break (15:20-15:40)

  15. 15:40-16:00 Timing of midseason aeration affects CH4 and N2O emissions from double-crop rice fields in China [PDF]
    • Jing Ma [Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Science, China]
  16. 16:00-16:20 Intermittent irrigation changes production, oxidation, and emission of CH4 in paddy fields determined with stable carbon isotope technique [PDF]
    • Guangbin Zhang [Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Science, China]
  17. 16:20-16:40 Potential GHG reduction for agriculture in Vietnam base on marginal abatement cost (MAC) curve
    • Tran Van The and Mai Van Trinh [Institute for Agricultural Environment, Vietnam]
  18. 16:40-17:00 Global mapping of rice paddy field and crop calendar by integrated remote sensing measurements
    • Wataru Takeuchi and Hiromi Jonai [University of Tokyo, Japan]
  19. 17:00-17:15 Predicting rice ecosystem response to elevated CO2 by a biogeochemistry model [PDF]
    • Tamon Fumoto, Toshihiro Hasegawa and Takeshi Tokida [National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan]
  20. 17:15-17:30 Discussion

September 27, Thursday, 9:00 ? 12:00

Closed-door business meeting of the two projects, GRENE-ei and SICP

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