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RICH-3P

Events of global incidence such as climate change, market disruptions and transnational policy changes exert exogenous pressure on rice-based systems and are generally considered as drivers of change. However, the changes of these social-ecological systems are not solely determined by such exogenous pressures, since system-inherent determinants (such as farmers’ economic and socio-cultural attributes) might also strongly influence the system transformation dynamics. Thus, the interaction between exogenous pressures and endogenous drivers results in a specific “responsiveness” which defines the direction and intensity of changes in rice-based systems. With two interdisciplinary workshops and data collection, RICH-3P will fill the present knowledge gap in the of field transformation dynamics in major rice production systems of Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines. For this purpose three main tasks shall be accomplished: 1) elaboration of rice-production typologies, 2) implementation of system transformation models, 3) assessment of likely future perspectives of rice systems and their implications for well-being at the farm and food security at the regional scale. The work builds on long-standing contacts and collaborations in an established and evolving network of German and Asian rice scientists.

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