Indonesia: Jambi to host Peatland Society Jamboree

The Jakarta Post 5 Nov 16;

Representatives of seven provinces will attend the Peatland Society Jamboree to be held in Jambi on Nov. 5 to 7 to exchange experiences on peatland management.

The event would focus on sharing knowledge and experiences among the seven provinces on how to restore peatland and gain economic value for communities, an official at the Jambi Peatland Restoration Agency, Myrna A. Safitri, said on Friday. The seven provinces are host Jambi, Papua, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, South Sumatra and Riau.

“The participants will demonstrate innovative ways to restore peatland and increase the welfare of local people,” she said.

The participants include peat farmers, village administrators, local people and civil society groups in the jamboree held by the agency in cooperation with the Environment and Forestry Ministry and the Jambi administration.

The event offers various activities such as dialogue forums, a people’s innovation stage, discussions and exhibitions.

Agency head Ridham Priskap welcomed the event saying that it would be beneficial for people to learn how to manage peatland without destroying it.

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