Carbon balance 101: A case of coconut plantation in undrained peatland

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In recent sustainability parameters for agricultural practice, achieving carbon-neutral becomes a shared goal for everyone, including in peatland agriculture. Problems arise due to drainage, which is the typical procedure to achieve an optimum water table to grow plants. However, in one study case, the undrained peatland used as coconut plantations in Riau (Indonesia) successfully maintains water table depth to reduce fire risk and optimize productivity. Its low subsidence rate and high biomass production result in a carbon positive plantation.

Shout out to RE-PEAT to provide the space for TJF’s research in your event! Above is our video for oral presentation at RE-PEAT’s PeatFest in celebrating World Peatlands Day. The slide can be downloaded on the left side of this page.

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