The Department of Environment and Natural Resources supports the funding for Agroforestry and Livelihood Projects under Community Based Forest Management- Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CBFM-CARP) CY 2015 though the Agrarian Reform Fund.
This CBFM-CARP projects addresses poverty reduction, environmental protection and hunger mitigation. Poverty alleviation is the essence of scaling up CBFM-CARP implementation while hunger mitigation will provide resources and interventions to projects that will assure multiplier effects and productivity. Of equal concern in any development activity is environment protection.
Major outputs and modest income gains have been achieved by the project. However, project gains and income growth have to be sustainable.
The figure below pertains to the project proposals considered for total funding support. For the Mt. Province a total budget of 580, 50; Province of Apayao-2, 519,943.00; Province of Ifugao-752, 540.00 and for the Province of Benguet-764,375.00 a total of 4, 617, 358.00.
The implementation of the projects shall be based on the submission of the revised Work and Financial Plan/s (WFP) duly signed by the concerned regional officials; and revised project proposals to include the planting lay-out; management and benefit-sharing schemes, and marketing and sustainability plans; submission of signed copies of the resolution from the concerned Peoples Organization (PO) confirming the implementation of the project; and submission of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) entered into by and between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Peoples Organization (PO) concerning the implementation of CBFM-CARP Project. The MOA should be consistent with the template, contents of which had been agreed upon.