Video

Restoration, replanting and recovered hope in peatlands

AUTHOR Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Community-Based Fire Prevention and Peatland Restoration project in village of Dompas in Indonesia’s Riau Province, on the central eastern coast of Sumatra is raising awareness of the value – for the communities and the global environment – of fire-free peatlands restoration work. The community restores the landscapes to produce a variety of crops, liberica coffee, rubber, coconuts, fish, as well as pineapple. Key activities include training local farmers to prepare the land for planting without fire, constructing fencing, applying fertilizers and learning how to monitor moisture and water levels in peatland and trees to better understand agroforest conditions to avoid accidental fires.
Latest posts

PARTNERS

Founding member states
Republic of Indonesia Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of Peru
Coordinating partners
Ministry of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia CIFOR UN Environment FAO

CONNECT