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Kyoto University to help RI’s peat restoration

  • Hans Nicholas Jong

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 26 2016   /  08:57 am

Kyoto University has teamed up with the National Institute for the Humanities (NIHU) to help out with Indonesia’s ambitious peatland restoration project, an initiative that aims to see 2.26 million hectares of damaged peatland restored in the next five years.

The partnership team plan to research the various types of restorative treatments to be carried out within each recovery site and will focus on how to involve local people so as to later see them achieve an improved level of livelihood.

“BRG, Kyoto University and the NIHU recognize the importance of peatland restoration, not only the process of rewetting but, more importantly, to provide a better livelihood for local people. Each party recognizes the importance of collaborating officially, the details of which will soon be laid out in a memorandum of understanding [MoU]. We will endeavor to sign the MoU in June in ...