Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme

Cases of peatland management

This web page presents case studies of peatland management submitted by different institutions to FAO. Assessment of peatland management practices are needed to understand the impacts of different land use on livelihoods as well as land subsidence, greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, biodiversity and other ecosystem services.

The case studies describe practices related to rewetting, paludiculture cultivation, degraded pasture restoration, forestry practices, aquaculture and fishery. Each case study is evaluated against the same parameters: environmental characteristics, socio-economic impact, cost-benefit assessment and the impact on ecosystem services and climate change.

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