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Research programme on wetlands: achieving sustainable agriculture in sensitive ecologically areas

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Wetlands are sensitive areas of exceptional environmental wealth. Some of them, such as wet grasslands and peatlands, are closely interlinked with agricultural lands. Farmers can play a relevant role in the conservation of these areas and in water management in particular: regulation of the water resources, flood control, leachate treatment, etc.

However, a lack of knowledge prevent farmers to fulfill these objectives, and agriculture is actually way more often a competing interest, if not a threat, to wetlands conservation.

This analysis has motivated the Haute-Vienne Chamber of Agriculture research programme, which aims at conciliating the upholding of agriculture in wetlands and the protection of water resources and associated environments.

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