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Restoration of tropical peatland to promote sustainable use of renewable natural resources

Objectif

RESTORPEAT will coordinate the activities of 14 international partners in Europe and Southeast Asia to address global and regional issues of carbon balance, water management, biodiversity and poverty alleviation related to restoration and sustainable manag ement of tropical peatland renewable natural resources. It will facilitate access to existing knowledge and expertise and conduct targetted research on the restoration of tropical peatland in order to promote sustainable livelihoods for local communities. It will also provide a scientific and technological framework for knowledge transfer and human capacity development related to restoration of tropical peatland to the benefit of the EC and DCs. In order to achieve these aims the problems of fire and inappr opriate land use planning will be addressed by developing a model fire hazard warning and control system based upon remote sensing and operated by local communities through promotion of fire awareness, prevention and suppression. Stakeholder platforms and skills transfer to the DCs will be focal activities to provide ownership of the project outputs to the bottom levels and, through partnership with local governments, empower local people to become guardians of their own environment and its resources. Imple mentation of the project will involve a range of measures including, blocking of channels and drains, restoration of hydrology and ecological functions, rehabilitation of peat swamp forest and its biodiversity, identification of alternative funding mechani sms to promote sustainable livelihoods and formulation of guidelines for sustainable agriculture and forestry. These will be linked to a better understanding of the socio-economic base of local people and their communities by determining the nature and deg ree of their dependence on renewable natural resources and how this has been affected by major land development projects and fire. Project outputs will be transferred to local governments.

Appel à propositions

FP6-2002-INCO-DEV-1
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Coordinateur

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Adresse
Costerweg 50
9101 Wageningen
Pays-Bas

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Adresse
University Park
Nottingham
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
Adresse
University Road
Leicester
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finlande
Adresse
Yliopistonkatu 4
University Of Helsinki
UNIVERSITY OF PALANGKA RAYA
Indonésie
Adresse
Jalan Yos Sudarso
Palangka Raya
GADJAH MADA UNIVERSITY
Indonésie
Adresse
Sekip Utara
Yogyakarta
UNIVERSITY OF SRIWIJAYA
Indonésie
Adresse
Jalan Raya Plg Prabumulih Km 32
Indralaya - Palembang
UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SARAWAK
Malaisie
Adresse
Kota Samarahan
Sarawak
MALAYSIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Malaisie
Adresse
Peti Surat 12301, Pejabat Pos Besar
Kuala Lumpur
AGENCY FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGY (BPPT)
Indonésie
Adresse
Jalan M.h. Thamrin 8, Bppt Building Ii, Floor 19
Jakarta
CAN THO UNIVERSITY
Viêt Nam
Adresse
3-2 Street, Campus Ii, Can Tho University
Can Tho Province
VAPO OY
Finlande
Adresse
Yrjönkatu 42
Jyväskylä
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA
Malaisie
Adresse
Pulau Pinangminden
Penang
GEOBIO CENTER, LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN
Allemagne
Adresse
Richard-wagner-str. 10
München