by Rabobank

Can we solve the peat predicament?

Peatlands — which include fens, bogs and mires — make up about three per cent of the world’s land, but they hold twice as much carbon as the world’s forests. However, peat is also good for growing crops on. That means draining the land, which then starts to release its carbon. Now, as the FT’s Conor Sullivan reports, ecologists are looking at new farming methods which could help ease the problem.

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