Characteristics of responsible peatlands management – Armine Avagyan
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Armine Avagyan, FAO, presents the characteristics of responsible peatlands management and why it is needed. Peatlands are one of the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters in agriculture, despite their small global land surface area. Drained peatlands release considerable amounts of GHG. In this video, Avagyan outlines the consequences of drainage, including land loss, increased frequency of fires, increased loss of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), and biodiversity loss.