Upscaling Rainforestation as
     Forest Restoration
 Strategy in the Philipppines

    Maria Juliet C. Ceniza
           ...
Rainforestation Initiatives
Milestones of Rainforestation:
1990 – concept “ Close canopy and high diversity
         farming systems”

1992 – “Rainfor...
Map of Leyte showing the
 Location of the RF sites
VSU RF




November 1991   September 2006
Cienda RF




  March 1996   March 2006
Catmon, Ormoc           2009
  Established in 1997
Milestones of Rainforestation:
1996 – to date

•monitoring and assessment of these pilot and
    demo sites
•Conduct of re...
2002 – 2004

•MOA signing between VSU and HARIBON
•RF Orientation and Cross visit DENR staff from
    Manila
•DENR Issued ...
2004

•Roundtable discussion on up-scaling
    Rainforestation
•VSU, HARIBON, DENR, FMB, ERDB, UPLB,
    SLSPU
  •Founding...
2007

• RF Orientation and hands-on training and
  cross visits in several sites:
       • Negros Islands in partnership w...
2005
National Consultation on Rainforest Restoration
defining Rainforestation typologies: organized by
HARIBON
     •Rainf...
2009
Januay
 MOA signing with ELTI
April, May and December
  •VSU_ELTI 1st 2nd 3rd National RF Trainers’
    Training (Vis...
2010 July
•  Conference on “Mainstreaming native
species-based restoration” in Manila;
organized by , ELTI and RFRI member...
Baybay, Albuera ,Ormoc
  & San Miguel, Leyte
   • VSU demo farm       = 5.44 has
   • 20 RF adopters      = 29.50 has
   •...
E. Samar, W. Samar & N. Samar
  • Calbiga LGU            = 5.00 has
  • San Roque LGU          = 100.00 has
  • ESSU Salce...
Surigao Provinces
• HARIBON sites               = 10.00 has

Caraga Province
• NORMISIST                   =     2.00 has
...
Cagayan Valley Province
  • PROCESS/VSO            = 1.00 ha
  • Calayan LGU            = 10.00 ha
 • ISLA Biodiversity   ...
Bilar, Bohol
Established in 1998
Bacong, Negros Oriental
Established in 2002
Valencia, Negros Oriental




Bacong, Negros Oriental
Kidapawan, North Cotabato
Established in 2002
National
 Rainforestation
Trainers Training
Major Accomplishments

• After 16 years of Rainforestation
  advocacy and implementation, a
  830.80 total of hectares wer...
Rainforestation Typologies
Trees-Fruit Trees-Abaca   Coconut-Trees-Abaca



RF in Production Areas (Agroecosystems)
RF in Production Areas (Timber Production)
RF in Protected Areas (Habitat Restoration)
RF in Protected Areas (Watershed Rehabilitation)
RF in Protected Areas (Riverbank Stabilization)
RF in Protected Areas (Landslide Prone Areas)
RF in Protected/Production Areas (Bufferzone)
RF in Urban Areas (Eco-park)
RF in Urban Areas (Arboretum)
RF in Urban Areas (Highway Beautification)
• Development and publication of
Rainforestation guides and brochures
   and the Rainforestation Training
              Mo...
Challenges
• Intense Rainforestation orientation and
  advocacy to decision makers (i.e., politicians)
  and implementers ...
Challenges
• Limited financial resources to extend the
  technology to other islands of the country;
• Restricted jurisdic...
Challenges
• Basic researches:
a. Proper identification and phenological observation on
   the remaining indigenous mother...
....an URGENT
      CALL!!!
..let’s restore our
RAINFORESTS!!!
....SAVE LIVES!!!
… the lives
   you save
 maybe ours!!!
please do your
     part!!



    Save the Environment
       Save the ME!!
Thank you for listening ...
... may umaga pang darating!!!
Daghang Salamat!
  Maraming Salamat!
    Thank you!
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MINDANAO COURSE - Upscaling Rainforestation as a Forest Restoration Strategy in the Philippines / Maria J. Ceniza

  1. 1. Upscaling Rainforestation as Forest Restoration Strategy in the Philipppines Maria Juliet C. Ceniza Director Institute of Tropical Ecology VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY Visca, Baybay, Leyte
  2. 2. Rainforestation Initiatives
  3. 3. Milestones of Rainforestation: 1990 – concept “ Close canopy and high diversity farming systems” 1992 – “Rainforestation Farming” • VSU RF demo site established 1995 – 10 pioneer farmer cooperators’ and demo sites were established, eg. Cienda, Marcos, Catmon, Mailhi, Pomponan and others
  4. 4. Map of Leyte showing the Location of the RF sites
  5. 5. VSU RF November 1991 September 2006
  6. 6. Cienda RF March 1996 March 2006
  7. 7. Catmon, Ormoc 2009 Established in 1997
  8. 8. Milestones of Rainforestation: 1996 – to date •monitoring and assessment of these pilot and demo sites •Conduct of research on impacts of Rainforestation, silvicultural management and socioeconomic and marketing studies •Start of cross visits and orientation trainings of interested clienteles
  9. 9. 2002 – 2004 •MOA signing between VSU and HARIBON •RF Orientation and Cross visit DENR staff from Manila •DENR Issued MC 2004-06 •Adopting Rainforestation as reforestation strategy in denuded forest lands •Signed by former DENR Sec. E. Gozun
  10. 10. 2004 •Roundtable discussion on up-scaling Rainforestation •VSU, HARIBON, DENR, FMB, ERDB, UPLB, SLSPU •Founding of the RFRI (Rainforest Restoration Initiatives) •“ROAD 2020”
  11. 11. 2007 • RF Orientation and hands-on training and cross visits in several sites: • Negros Islands in partnership with HARIBON • Palawan and Mindoro in partnership with FPE • Guinsagon, St Bernard, So. Leyte in partnership with EURONATUR and Daimler Chrysler and Landestiftung
  12. 12. 2005 National Consultation on Rainforest Restoration defining Rainforestation typologies: organized by HARIBON •Rainforestation evolved from farming to a strategy to fit various landscapes types, thus known as RF typologies •Inputs from experts, adoptors and various stakeholders, GOs and NGOs
  13. 13. 2009 Januay MOA signing with ELTI April, May and December •VSU_ELTI 1st 2nd 3rd National RF Trainers’ Training (Visayas/Mindanao cluster and Luzon/Palawan clusters, mix participants from different island groups, respectively)
  14. 14. 2010 July • Conference on “Mainstreaming native species-based restoration” in Manila; organized by , ELTI and RFRI members, •Webcasted in UP Mindanao and UP Cebu •RFRI Launching of the Rainforestation Website www.rainforestation.ph
  15. 15. Baybay, Albuera ,Ormoc & San Miguel, Leyte • VSU demo farm = 5.44 has • 20 RF adopters = 29.50 has • Private adopters = 7.00 has • TransCo = 10.00 has • CBFM (Cienda) = 15.00 has • NSTP = 2.70 has TOTAL = 69.60 has Maasin, Macrohon, St. Bernard & Silago, So. Leyte • Diocese of Maasin = 5.00 has • 6 PO’s in St. Bernard = 9.00 has • GTZ supported = 340.00 has • NatureLife Int’l. = 5.00 has TOTAL = 359.00 has Biliran, Biliran • Private adopters = 9.00 has • NIT-Biliran = 11.00 ha TOTAL = 20.00 has
  16. 16. E. Samar, W. Samar & N. Samar • Calbiga LGU = 5.00 has • San Roque LGU = 100.00 has • ESSU Salcedo Campus = 3.00 has Bohol Province • CVSCAFT = 2.00 has • SWCF = 1.00 has Cebu Province • CBCF site = 3.00 has • Pilar LGU = 2.00 has Negros Occidental Province • Haribon/JF Ledesma = 2.00 has • Haribon/NEDF = 1.50 has • BIND = 1.00 has • NFEFI = 1.00 has • NEDF/PTFCF = 15.00 has Negros Oriental Province • PNAGMANKI = 3.00 has • Haribon/Ting Matiao = 0.70 ha • LGU Valencia = 12.00 has • LGU Bacong = 25.00 has • ELTI = 25.00 has Sibalom, Antique • Haribon/PENRO = 10.00 has TOTAL = 212.70 has
  17. 17. Surigao Provinces • HARIBON sites = 10.00 has Caraga Province • NORMISIST = 2.00 has Bukidnon Province • FPE supported site = 1.50 ha • Del Monte Philippines = 10.00 has • CENRO Malaybalay = 20.00 has Misamis Oriental Province • Haribon/LGU = 3.00 has • ICRAF = 3.00 has • Landcare/PTFCF = 4.00 has • MOSCAT = 1.00 ha North Cotabato Province • FPE-PO supported = 2.00 has • Tribal Filipino Program = 1.00 has • PTFCF/PAMAAS = 7.00 has South Cotabato Province • AVLADA/T’boli LGU = 5.00 has Sultan Kudarat • Tribal Filipino Program = 3.00 has TOTAL = 72.50 has
  18. 18. Cagayan Valley Province • PROCESS/VSO = 1.00 ha • Calayan LGU = 10.00 ha • ISLA Biodiversity = 5.00 has Zambales Province • HARIBON sites = 2.00 has • FPE sites = 5.00 has Pangasinan Province • HARIBON sites = 15.00 has Quezon Province • gtz-Quezon = 2.00 has • HARIBON sites = 2.00 has • PTFCF/Polillo LGU = 2.00 has Camarines Sur Province • FPE/Barit Waterworks = 19.00 has Mindoro Occidental • HARIBON sites = 15.00 has Mindoro Oriental • FPE site = 1.00 ha Palawan Province • WPU = 3.00 has • FPE site = 5.00 has TOTAL = 87.00 has
  19. 19. Bilar, Bohol Established in 1998
  20. 20. Bacong, Negros Oriental Established in 2002
  21. 21. Valencia, Negros Oriental Bacong, Negros Oriental
  22. 22. Kidapawan, North Cotabato Established in 2002
  23. 23. National Rainforestation Trainers Training
  24. 24. Major Accomplishments • After 16 years of Rainforestation advocacy and implementation, a 830.80 total of hectares were established • Issuance of DENR MC 2004-06 • Rainforestation is used as a strategy in establishing biodiversity corridors in existing national parks and certificates of ancestral domain claim or title • Rainforestation is used as a strategy for the implementation of ROAD 2020 • Therefore, Rainforestation evolved in different typologies
  25. 25. Rainforestation Typologies
  26. 26. Trees-Fruit Trees-Abaca Coconut-Trees-Abaca RF in Production Areas (Agroecosystems)
  27. 27. RF in Production Areas (Timber Production)
  28. 28. RF in Protected Areas (Habitat Restoration)
  29. 29. RF in Protected Areas (Watershed Rehabilitation)
  30. 30. RF in Protected Areas (Riverbank Stabilization)
  31. 31. RF in Protected Areas (Landslide Prone Areas)
  32. 32. RF in Protected/Production Areas (Bufferzone)
  33. 33. RF in Urban Areas (Eco-park)
  34. 34. RF in Urban Areas (Arboretum)
  35. 35. RF in Urban Areas (Highway Beautification)
  36. 36. • Development and publication of Rainforestation guides and brochures and the Rainforestation Training Modules
  37. 37. Challenges • Intense Rainforestation orientation and advocacy to decision makers (i.e., politicians) and implementers (i.e., DENR) • Frequent revision and conflicting DENR policies even with other government policies (i.e.,IPRA vs CARP vs NIPAS, etc.. UDP project); and • Changes of government priorities (i.e., mining);
  38. 38. Challenges • Limited financial resources to extend the technology to other islands of the country; • Restricted jurisdiction on massive country- wide implementation (AFMA); and • Limited knowledge on species-area matching
  39. 39. Challenges • Basic researches: a. Proper identification and phenological observation on the remaining indigenous mother trees (e.g., dipterocarps) between islands; b. Species-species-area matching, country-wide or further; c. Perfection of the seedling recovery chamber; and d. CO sequestration of indigenous species
  40. 40. ....an URGENT CALL!!! ..let’s restore our RAINFORESTS!!!
  41. 41. ....SAVE LIVES!!!
  42. 42. … the lives you save maybe ours!!! please do your part!! Save the Environment Save the ME!!
  43. 43. Thank you for listening ... ... may umaga pang darating!!!
  44. 44. Daghang Salamat! Maraming Salamat! Thank you!

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