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Community-Based Rainforestation Training


This short field-based course aims to train private landowners and other individuals from Baybay City, Leyte, who are interested in using the Rainforestation approach to rehabilitate degraded lands.
Rainforestation is a native species-based reforestation/agroforestry strategy that aims to support local communities’ agriculture- and forest-based livelihoods, while also preserving biodiversity and providing a better supply of ecosystem services. Through a series of lectures, field visits and hands-on exercises, the participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to establish Rainforestation sites in their areas. This training will also initiate the establishment of a local learning center for community-based forest restoration and conservation agriculture.


Day 1:

  • Introduction to Philippine biodiversity and Rainforestation
  • Establishment of low-cost nursery
  • Lecture on propagation techniques and developing a climate-resilient agroecological production system
  • Development of farm plans

Day 2:

  • Demonstration of techniques at VSU-ITEEM nursery area
  • Site visit to Rainforestation sites in VSU, Marcos and Cienda

Day 3:

  • Establishment of a Rainforestation learning site in Barangay Kambonggan, Baybay City, Leyte