WWRRC supports implementation of E-NGP

WWRRC supports implementation of E-NGP



In support to the implemenation of the Enhanced National Greening Progam (E - NGP) in the Province of Abra, Mr. Diosdado A. Estigoy was tapped as resource person and facilitator during the “hands-on” training on bamboo propagation conducted recently at PENRO Abra. The training was attended by all the PENRO’s regular and contractual staff involved in the E-NGP, which include the NGP site Coordinators, Extension Officers, Assisting Professionals, Area Managers, as well as PENRO/CENRO Management staff.  Some PO representatives such as officers and members also participated in the said training.

PENR Officer Engr. Ernesto Aton gave the welcome remarks and “encouraged all the participants to plant and help ensure 100% survival rate of bamboo under the enhanced NGP 2017 as a way to uplift the bamboo industry in Abra. He challenged the PO’s to try new ideas and initiatives for the better result of the plantation so that the next generation can still make use of it. He also reminded all the POs, Extension Officers and Site Managers to put their hearts into it and extend more effort to ensure a successful implementation of the ENGP in the province”.

Mr. Estigoy discussed the characteristics of bamboo plant, growing habits, parts of bamboo and the socio-economic importance of bamboo. He cited bamboo-using industries such as for agriculture and farming, food, eco-tourism, fishery, construction, landscaping/gardening, furniture and handicraft.

According to Estigoy, “Bamboo is a high-yielding renewable source; it can also be an erosion-control agent because its netlike (fibrous) roots keep the soil intact.”

In the hands-on selection of planting material and potting of the cuttings,  additional instructions on proper culm  and branch cutting selection was emphasized to the participants; and that a sharp bow saw is best recommended for cutting to avoid  damage to the culm/branch. The participants were encouraged  to start things right and to adhere to the guidelines religiously, so as to sustain the benefits of growing a bamboo plant and so that the effort one engages in will eventually pay off.

“Through this undertaking, the DENR CAR Abra looks forward that the POs will be able to produce quality bamboo planting materials towards a successful implementation of the program. In the end, the POs and community people may achieve prosperity or at least mitigated poverty as they will harvest the benefits of more bamboo plantations in the province of Abra,” PENRO Aton commented.|WWRRC, DAEstigoy


Reforestation areas to be developed as green economy models



A “Green Economy Model” (GEMs) orientation for the selected 2017 e-NGP PO partners was conducted particularly to the members of the Bulo Farmers Association based in Bulo, Tabuk City, Kalinga in February 26, 2018.

The activity was facilitated by Miss Melanie M. Pis-oy and Ms. Alma I. Dajoya from the DENR Regional Office together with Ms. Sheila B. Bakidan, Ms. Novalyn Dacay-og, Ms. Libertee Da-o, and Ms. Hazel Gay Lay-asan, Forestry Technicians of CENRO Tabuk.

Since it is a mandate of the law to ensure that gender and equality shall always be incorporated in every activity and in introducing development intervention inclusive growth, Ms. Pis-oy discussed the topic on Gender and Development. She emphasized that gender equality is vital in every development endeavor.  In every work, more hands are needed, men and women need to be empowered too.

The GEM was presented by Ms. Dajoya who discussed the guidelines in the operation and transition of the DENR’s programs and projects into GEMs as provided by DAO 2017-08.

Dajoya emphasized that GEMs aim to transform DENR programs and projects into GEMs where household members create sustainable goods and services for the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems and create viable community enterprises where households are the focal members and players in creating value-added environmental products and services.  It also moves to accelerate the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems and promote the protection of the environment through the creation of green jobs.

Based from the objectives, GEM is a holistic approach in forest conservation. The Department is now shifting into a new paradigm from its usual practice that restoration of degraded forest land is merely through reforestation and agro-forestry. With this new program, the DENR together with the Community people will treat hills and mountains especially the e-NGP sites as enterprises in accordance with the plans and interest of the PO members.

The main output of the activity was to come up with a business plan. It was agreed by the group that they will go into wine production, chili paste, and banana chips processing. The needed raw data will be identified by the PO members while the drafting of the business proposal and business plan were assigned to the PO president with the assistance of GEM Focal person and assigned site manager. It is therefore important that the DENR personnel and employees shall possess the skills and passion to lead the POs in the realization of the GEM ultimate goals in the pursuit of sustainable economical and ecological development.

After the orientation, some of the participants visited the 2017 e-NGP as proposed GEMs site.  Their plantation was intercropped with agri-crops such as pegion pea, banana, beans and monggo.  With the collaboration of the members of the PO and the technical assistance by the DENR Technicians, the people will benefit from their reforestation areas.|SBakidan

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