Restoration, replanting and recovered hope in peatlands
Center for International Forestry Research
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.