Rice is the most polluting grain, but demand for the staple food is growing. A project called the Sustainable Rice Platform started in 2015 and has grown to 500,000 farmers across 21 countries today. It’s only just getting started.
Much of the technology to reduce emissions from agriculture and farming, and to optimise feed yields, is already available. But adoption of the science is lagging, says Pieter Nuboer, Asia Pacific president of DSM Nutritional Products.