Fire Free Village Programme

Traditional burning practices are common in agriculture to clear residue from the fertile peatlands before planting new crops. However, consisting of layers of decomposed organic materials, burning peatlands release greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Furthermore, fires often burn out of control, making vast areas useless for farming. The Fire Free Village Programme, an initiative that started in 2016 in West Kalimantan - Indonesia, aims at preventing fires through educational activities and by raising awareness about the negative impacts of land burning.