Thursday, November 24, 2011

On Environmental Protection and Industry Development: Bamboo development in Region XII gains stakeholders support

With the theme of "The Wood of the Future is Grass--Bamboo," the 1st Regional Bamboo Forum hosted by the South Cotabato Bamboo Industry Development Council (SCBIDC) ushered for more collaborative efforts in assuring the development of the industry both for environmental protection and economic opportunities on November 23-24, 2011 at Koronadal City and Surallah, South Cotabato.

Building on the gains of the South Cotabato Bamboo Industry Forum on February 15-17, 2011, the regional gathering of more than 100 bamboo enthusiasts, advocates and concern government agencies bring into one table the most important and pressing concern in the development of the industry--production through nursery and plantation management.




Highlight of the forum is focused on plantation management and nursery production. Inputs on these were given by the Economic Research and Development Systems (ERDS) Team of Department of Environment Natural Resources (DENR) XII lead by Dr. Bighani Manipula.

Governor Arthur Y. Pingoy of South Cotabato said that the convergence of stakeholders is an important tool to comprehensively result to bigger impact. His issuance of EO 5 Series of 2011 creating the SCBIDC is a manifestation to the serious efforts of promoting bamboo.

Meanwhile, RD Socorro Ramos stressed NEDA's commitment of regional collaborative initiatives such as this effort. While the DepEd ushered for both supporting EO 879 requiring 20% of DepEd's chairs and desk be made of bamboo and also promoting bamboo in its environmental education campaign.




On its second day, November 23, 2011, the SCBIDC launched its model community nursery in Veterans, Surallah, South Cotabato. The community nursery will be adopted by DOLE Phils.

The forum is supported by Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Programme (RuMEPP) of the Department of Trade and Industry and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.






Earlier on November 9, 2011, RuMEPP met with LGU Tampakan and SMI (Sagittarius Mines Inc.) on the proposed engineered bamboo development project for 2012. The LGU proposed project worth P 10 M hopes to ensure environment protection and economic opportunities for the communities of Tampakan.

PS: Special thanks to Jane, Fracel and the PEMO Family, DOLE Philippines, SMI, DOLE SC, DTI 12 (Son Manaois), RuMEPP Team/ Interns  (Waren, Jeryl, Abie, Venus, and Julianne), LGUs of Region 12.

Nonoy

No comments:

AIM-World Bank Mindanao Bridging Leaders Programmme (MBLP)

AIM-World Bank Mindanao Bridging Leaders Programmme (MBLP)
CLICK ON PIC FOR LINK: The overall objective of the program is to build a cadre of Bridging Leaders in Mindanao, who can address issues like peace, education, health, land conflicts, poverty, and poor local governance, among others. The MBLP is implemented by AIM Center for Bridging Leadership.

Bamboo Craft

Bamboo Craft
South Cotabato is proud of its bamboo craft. Please call ProTech Center for orders: 083-228-9738 or DTI SC at 083-2282659

B'LAAN INDIGENOUS NITO PRODUCTS

B'LAAN INDIGENOUS NITO PRODUCTS
Let's help B'laan Communities in Tampakan earn additional income by buying their products made of nito. Products include plates, baskets, hats, and others. Call directly the Municipal Agriculture Office of Tampakan at (083) 227-2902.

SWEET, SPICY AND CRUNCHY

SWEET, SPICY AND CRUNCHY
Mommy Juling's Atsara of BKR Foods continue to increase productivity, hence increasing its job generation and income. On its launching of its expanded processing plant on Oct. 23, BKR reported that it has increase its production from 60 kgs a month in the late 2008 to 600 kgs a month in 2010. Mommy Juling's Atsara is available at Gaisano Mall, KCC Malls, ACE Centerpoint and other convenient store. See its processing plant at Bayan, Polomolok, South Cotabato. Rona Ortiz will be happy to hear and know from you through (+63) 0919-461-0152.

CORN HUSK NOVELTY ITEMS

CORN HUSK NOVELTY ITEMS
Help protect environment, help our rural women and out-of-school youth from Surallah. Buy Novelty items for Christmas and any occasions (souvenirs and corporate giveaways) to Pag-Asa Youth Association of Centrala, Allah Valley Crafters Association and Neza's Novelty Items. Text or call (+63) 0917-347-0832.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS! CLEANSE TO A HEALTHY LIFE

HEALTH AND WELLNESS! CLEANSE TO A HEALTHY LIFE
Food supplements are never expensive and should never be. What we need now are 100% natural products (no synthetic materials or foreign bodies and no artificial preservatives added). For Jong Bajunaid of Tupi, South Cotabato helping others is very important. Her advocacy of natural healing and remembering old ways of healing and bring that to present scenario is never old. Buy mangosteen tonic, papaya cider, and coco-papaya vinegar from JNB Industries in Tupi, South Cotabato. Mam Jong will be happy to share her knowledge on the wonders of natural healing. She is a Gawad-Saka Awardee (farmer-scientist). You can reach her through (+63) 0916-795-3154.

BDS

BDS
There was an error in this gadget