Fires emit large volumes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, cause significant economic losses, and have detrimental effects on health and other sectors. From 2018 to 2020, with support from Temasek Foundation (TF) and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE), CIFOR and the University of Riau (UNRI) facilitated the development of a model for community-based fire prevention and peatland restoration in Dompas village, Bengkalis District, Riau Province. Phase 1 has showed early successes. The Siak District Government invited CIFOR and partners to scale up their community-based fire prevention and peatland restoration work. Phase 2 of PAR approach in Siak District will contribute towards the Green Siak initiative and Green Riau programme.
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are CGIAR Research Centers.
Scaling up Community-Based Fire Prevention and Peatland Restoration