Draft Methodology Development

Development ID#


Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use


Under Development

The proposed methodology applies to project activities implementing improved water management practices in flooded rice systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It builds on the UNFCCC CDM AMS-III.AU Methane emission reduction by adjusted water management practice in rice cultivation (external) methodology, which has been permanently excluded from use in the VCS Program.

Summary of Development

Verra is overseeing the development process for this methodology and has selected ATOA Carbon (external) as the developer (see Section 2.1.1[2] of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF)). The proposed methodology is currently at “Step 3: Draft Methodology Development” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF). Verra released this RFP (PDF) to select an appropriate VVB to assess the methodology.

Stakeholders interested in collaborating during methodology development or developing projects that this methodology might enable are encouraged to contact Please include the Methodology Development ID# M0253 in the subject line.