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Rice Ecology

The world is suffering a food crisis nowadays. There is no doubt that rice takes the most appropriate position to cease this disaster. In the meantime, we are facing two problems: the first one is that the food suppliers prefer to burn the rice into biofuel with no carbon-saving benefit to relieve inventory pressure, which causes an increase in the unit price of rice products; Other one is that rice production is always regarded as a high carbon emission process.

In the scenario of rice ecology, the Government initiates, operates, and funds a program cooperating with National Farmers Union. The program encourages farmers to store more grains and sell them at lower prices to underdeveloped countries to mitigate the food crisis. More importantly, we consider how to convert carbon emissions into carbon sinks and contribute to the program in this scenario from the perspective of architectural designers. We help farmers to design a comprehensive prototype with multifunction including rice storage, material manufacture, and biogas generation. Through selling bio-friendly architectural and commercial products to the world, more carbon is sequestered in the media of products, so that it contributes to the 40% of global carbon emissions that are due to buildings.