This project’s overall goal is to support a gradual change in behavior of local communities for not using fire in land preparation for farming. This goal will be approached by
(a) undertaking a review of community-based best practices in fire prevention and restoration;
(b) developing and testing on the ground land preparation systems without using fire and restoration practices;
(c) mainstreaming community based fire prevention/management and peatland restoration; and
(d) communicating best practices and successes of community fire prevention and restoration to funders from domestic and overseas public or private institutions such as APP and APRIL related foundations, World Bank, WWF, UNDP, FAO, USAID and DFID-UK government departments both sub-national governments i.e. Bengkalis and Riau Governments and national governments such as Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (CMEA), and CSOs such as Riau Community Peatland Network (JMGR) and various village-based concern communities (e.g. MPA, KTPA) to embed these in development programs for scaling.