Download the PDF version
Peat is made up of partly decomposed vegetation and is formed over centuries in anaerobic, waterlogged conditions. Peat has been on our planet for around 360 million years.
Originally posted at FAO – also available in Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, and Indonesian.
Originally posted on Landscapes for People, Food and Nature
Reference: Ursin, E. & Fillion, E. (2015). The Current State of Integrated Landscape Initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. EcoAgriculture Partners.
Reference: Madrid, L., & Deschamps, P. (2014). The role of local communities in achieving sustainable rural landscape management. Lessons from Central Mexico. European Tropical Forest Research Network, (56).