Resilience and Sustainability
Indigenous Trees-based Agroforestry Development Program
For the sustainable management of Mount Bulalo and Mount Makiling, the program started a capacity building and established a demo farm, community nursery, and worm bin for vermiculture. These facilities aim to provide a show window of technology in organic ways of planting or farming, soil and water conservation strategies, and agroforestry for farmers to emulate.
- Provide a show window of technology in organic ways of planting or farming, soil and water conservation strategies, and agroforestry for farmers to emulate
- Demo farm hopes to encourage other nearby farms to adopt the showcased agroforestry-related technologies for sustainable socio-economic and resource management.
- Community nursery provides the farmers, local government units (LGUs), and other partners/cooperating agencies with the opportunity to have hands-on experience in nursery establishment and maintenance.
- Served as a depository and source of quality forest and fruits tree seedlings. Worm bin for vermiculture and production of vermicompost
- Helpful in waste management as all organic wastes are converted and made available as soil additives necessary for plant growth.
- Part of the community mobilization and capacity-building initiatives and efforts of the project to sustainably protect, conserve and manage Mount Makiling and Mount Bulalo.
What We Need
- Assistance in IP protection of the technology package
- Funding support for the fabrication training of accredited agricultural machinery manufacturers
- Funding support in the dissemination of the technology package and conduct of market study
The surrounding communities of Mt. Bulalo (Barangay Bitin, Bay, Laguna, and Barangay Limao, Calauan, Laguna), students, and teachers of Bitin Elementary School and Bitin National High School, farmer’s organizations, and Out of School Youth (OSY). Also, the surrounding communities of MMFR as potential replication site.