Fire-Free Village Program
As a company committed to traceable, responsible and sustainable production of palm oil, Asian Agri implemented a ‘no burning’ policy across our operations in 1994. In 2016, we joined the Fire Free Alliance (FFA) to work with peers and partners in tackling the problem of land and forest fires in Indonesia.
FFA is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder platform where NGOs and other companies share knowledge, information and potentially, resources to roll out fire prevention initiatives. We work closely with relevant NGOs and other partners to contribute to the industry through our research capability and sharing our expertise and experience.
As a member of FFA, Asian Agri is currently implementing the Fire-Free Village Programme (FFVP), to empower and encourage villages to adopt zero burning approach in managing their lands and plantations. In March 2016, Asian Agri began engaging 10 villages – 8 in Riau and 2 in Jambi, in a pilot project to increase community awareness on the negative impacts of the haze, and fire and haze prevention.