Since the reflection and planning phase of the project, CIFOR has been working with Fire Care Community (MPA) members and the local government to produce an up-to-date, accurate and detailed map of peat depth for Dompas village.
Sharing the responsibilities and cost–benefits of community-based fire prevention and peatland restoration
To encourage active participation and changes in community behavior, the CIFOR PAR CBFPR Team hosted focus group discussions (FGDs) to prepare for the sharing of responsibilities and cost–benefits. The FGDs were held in the office of the Dompas village government on 18 and 20 November 2018.
Highlights from CIFOR’s baseline study on fire and haze in Dompas village, Bengkalis district, Riau province
In 2017, with support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), CIFOR worked with the local community and national, subnational and local government to document a baseline study for Dompas village, assessing its socio-economic condition, land use types, livelihoods and community perceptions.
CIFOR desk review reveals many opportunities to develop community-based initiatives for fire prevention and peatland restoration
As a part of the reflection phase of the Participatory Action Research Community-Based Fire Prevention and Peatland Restoration (PAR CBFPR) project, funded by Temasek Foundation and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, a CIFOR team conducted a desk review in September and October 2018, with a dual focus on community-based fire prevention and peatland restoration practices in the Indonesian islands of Sumatera and Kalimantan.
CIFOR works with local communities to find best practices to prevent forest fires and restore peatlands
Center of International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is working with the local government of Riau with support from Temasek Foundation and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise to establish participatory action research involving local communities.
CIFOR focus group discussion with community development practitioners
On 14 September 2018, CIFOR hosted a focus group discussion (FGD) with representatives of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Jikalahari, Jaringan Masyarakat Gambut Riau (JMGR), University of Riau, Association of…
How are locals cultivating and developing businesses for peat-adapted commodities?
On 11 and 12 September 2018, CIFOR’s team hosted an on-site focus group discussion (FGD) in Bengkalis and Siak districts, targeting smallholder farmers (producers) and middlemen.
Insights from the focus group discussion with Dompas’ local government
CIFOR scientists Heru Komarudin, Pandam Nugroho Prasetyo, and Beni Okarda held a second focus group discussion (FGD) at the local government office in Dompas on 6 September 2018.
CIFOR hosted first focus group discussion with Fire Care Community (MPA) and farmer’s group
On 5 September 2018, CIFOR scientists Heru Komarudin, Pandam Nugroho Prasetyo and Beni Okarda hosted the first focus group discussion (FGD) with members of the Fire Care Community (MPA) and farmer’s group in Dompas village, Bengkalis district, Riau province, Indonesia.
CIFOR PAR CBFPR Team met Second Secretary (Political) of the Embassy of Singapore in Jakarta
On 27 August 2018, nearly two weeks after the Participatory Action Research Community-Based Fire Prevention and Peatland Restoration (PAR CBFPR) project started, the CIFOR PAR CBFPR Team met the Second Secretary (Political), Ms. Chang Yuen Yi, and an intern of the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Jakarta.