Definition of paludiculture in the CAP
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.