[LINK] Closer collaboration needed for a sustainable peatland economy

Sago palms being grown by the water in Central Maluku District, Indonesia. Wetland agriculture, or paludiculture, is a practice which can provide lucrative livelihoods to peatland communities while avoiding the need to drain and burn peatland for palm oil or paper crops. Image: CIFOR, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Sago palms being grown by the water in Central Maluku District, Indonesia. Wetland agriculture, or paludiculture, is a practice which can provide lucrative livelihoods to peatland communities while avoiding the need to drain and burn peatland for palm oil or paper crops. Image: CIFOR, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

By Chris Cheng, Eco-Business

Must peatland be drained for palm oil or acacia plantations out of economic necessity? Oscar M Lopez for Climate Change Climate Envoy Chris Cheng shares how wetland agriculture, or paludiculture, is a far more sustainable and lucrative alternative.

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