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Rainforestation Training for Local Government Units from Luzon


ELTI, VSU-ITEEM, and other members of the Rain Forest Restoration Initiative (RFRI) have combined forces to conduct a training on Rainforestation for representatives from three Local Government Units (LGUs) from Luzon (i.e., Antipolo City, Rizal; Infanta, Quezon and Rosario, Batangas). Rainforestation is a locally-developed strategy used for restoring degraded lands through the planting of native forest tree species, often in tandem with fruit trees and annual crops. Through a long history of experimentation and site development, it has come to be recognized as an effective strategy for restoring key ecosystem services and functions, while at the same time providing forest-dependent communities with alternative sources of livelihood.

The goal of the training is increase the knowledge and skills of the participants in using native species in environment-related projects (e.g. reforestation or urban greening projects) and help prepare these LGUs to establish demonstration sites in their respective localities.


Day 1

  • Sharing Innovations and experiences from Rainforestation projects implemented by LGU partners in the Visayas
  • Training Overview

Day 2

  • Introduction to Philippine Biodiversity & Rainforestation
  • VSU Rainforestation site and nursery visit
  • Fieldwork on  nursery establishment, propagation techniques, and chambering

Day 3

  • Site visits: Cienda San Vicente Farmers Association, Patag Rainforest Association, and Marcos
  • Presentation of action plans