The Fire Free Alliance (FFA) is a voluntary multi-stakeholder group made up primarily of forestry and agriculture companies with NGOs and other concerned collaborators and partners, who are committed to resolving Indonesia’s persistent fires and haze problems arising from forest and land burning. Members collaborate to share information, and open source knowledge and resources to achieve lasting solutions that lead to a fire free Indonesia. Fire prevention through community engagement has proven to be a successful method to reduce the incidence of unmanaged fire and smoke haze in the landscape.
Who we are
The FFA was established in response to the devastating El Nino fire season in 2015 that caused massive damage to forested and unmanaged land, generating US$16 billion in economic losses and significantly impacting people’s health, according to World Bank estimates. The current members of the FFA are APRIL Group, Asian Agri, IOI, Musim Mas, Sime Darby, Wilmar International Limited, IDH and PM Haze.
The FFA was launched on 29 February 2016 in Jakarta.
It holds regular panel meetings and technical workshops in Indonesia and Singapore. It fosters a culture of sharing, trust and collaboration between its members and other stakeholders.
Membership is open to any organization engaged in or planning to engage in practical and operational solutions to the issue of land and forest fire in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. FFA members must have demonstrated or planned a commitment to technical in-field engagement with a focus on fire prevention.