Status of Straw Management in Asia-Pacific and Options for Integrated Straw Management


Straw burning is a common concern for agriculture in many countries in Asia and the Pacific. The paper is a demand-driven initiative in response to the pressing need of member countries to address straw burning and supporting their efforts to achieve the relevant Sustainable Development Goals, in particularly, SDG 13 (combating climate change) and SDG 15 (life on land) through prevention of burning, conservation of soil and restoration of degraded land. The paper provides an overview of the status of straw management in three sub-regions, namely, East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, and the available and proven practices/technologies of straw management in these sub-regions. An action plan for pilot interventions for integrated straw management is also presented in the paper which provides guidance for CSAM’s regional initiative on integrated straw management. 

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