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Definition of paludiculture in the CAP

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A policy briefing paper was produced by the EU Peatlands & CAP network. With Niall Ó Brolcháin of the National University of Ireland, Galway, being one of the contributors, the paper is also an output of the Interreg Care-Peat project.

Explaining how drainage-based agriculture on peatland causes enormous economic and environmental losses through CO2 emissions, the paper emphasizes how CAP direct payments, together with a clear understanding of the term “paludiculture” are the key prerequisites to enable farmers to take up (re)-wetted productive peatland use. With paludiculture, peatlands are kept productive under permanently wet, peat-conserving and potentially peat-forming conditions.

Please find the full paper here.