The country office supports the Government of the Philippines — particularly the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, and the Climate Change Commission — with expert advice and capacity building at both senior and field levels. Gibbs et al. Tobacco production started in 1791 when the Spaniards established tobacco monopoly in the country. The Philippines leads the way in setting the standard for sustainable farming practices in Asia. agroforestry practices conducted by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), in collaboration with the Australian Centre for International Researches (ACIAR), and Agencia Espanola Cooperacion Internacionale (AECI) in Claveria, northern Mindanao, Philippines. Agroforestry as a strategy of rehabilitating degraded forestlands was an attempt to address the twin problems of poverty and environmental degradation. These include dealing with climate change; low soil carbon; widespread forest, tree and soil loss leading to degradation; poverty; demographic upheavals and conflict; and securing equitable futures for all with a special focus on women and children. The farmers realized that the future economic returns from the tree crops they raise will be substantial and they can look forward to this given the rising prices of scarce wood products in the market (Ridual pers. Government programs in the early 1980s were geared towards containing deforestation by providing upland communities with incentives to participate in growing, instead of clearing, forests. This was an adaptation to the predominantly hilly terrain of La Union where most of the soil types are inherently erodible. Introduction. Agroforestry helps to alleviate financial stress of these vulnerable communities [24]. Sheet erosion was measured in the plots using a simple erosion bar. In the rest of the non-protected forest mosaic, I grow Melia [trees] and a mix of fruit trees. The system explains its name: 1 … Development professionals have been interested in agroforestry … ... traditional practices and knowledge of natural resources. From the shifting type of farming, the occupants eventually practiced sedentary farming, as open uplands became scarce. The people had to plant trees in the upper slopes that became the farm forests in compliance with the requirements of their tenurial instrument and by the future economic returns from the grown trees. 2000. Agroforestry has a lot in common with intercropping (the practice of planting two or more crops on the same plot) with both practices placing an emphasis on interaction between different plant species. 2000. 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Grass fallows (GF), in turn, provide ecological benefits through improved soil fertility in the long run that would increase farm productivity once they are again cultivated. This paper traces the evolution of the agroforestry practices of farmers in a CBFM project site in Northern Philippines. The figure (patterned after Mallion et al. Also playing a role in agroforestry research and extension in the Philippines is the University of the Philippines Los Baños Institute of Agroforestry (IAF). After planting the seedlings, there is little maintenance except for some brushing when the weeds become overgrown during the rainy season. However, the farmers soon found it too laborious to maintain the hedgerows and alley crops. The Philippines has a total land area of about 30 million hectares (M ha) covering more than 7,100 islands. Topic 3: The contribution of plantation and agroforestry to rural livelihoods Socioeconomic and Environmental Benefits of Agroforestry Practices in a Community-based Forest Management Site in the Philippines Leonida A. Bugayong Paper Presented at The International Conference on Rural Livelihoods, Forests and Biodiversity Agroforestry practices can have amazing effect on soils. Government technicians can introduce more indigenous tree species, use of organic fertilizers and more farmer- and environment-friendly technologies to further reduce soil erosion and use of inorganic inputs in the farms. Proceedings of the Regional NGO/PO Roundtable discussions on Upland Development. Each office oversees, plans, coordinates and supports initiatives within their region, and maintains liaisons and partnerships with governments, development partners, learning institutions and civil society. The ISFP is one of several people-oriented forestry programs that have been integrated under the Community-based Forest Management (CBFM) Strategy of government, promulgated in 1995 through Presidential Executive Order No. Along with tobacco, the province is known for its production of rice, vegetables, root crops, sugar cane and fruit crops that are mostly grown in the lowlands and terrace farms since time immemorial. Gagalac. Because of the positive effects of the farm forests in project participants' upland areas, the neighboring farmers (both lowland and upland) have started planting woody perennials such as fruit and forest trees in their own farms. Agricultural crops are grown on the terraces mainly for food (rice and vegetables) and cash (tobacco and some rice and vegetables) at subsistence levels. However, these erosion rates are less than those reported in many upland farms nationwide. Policies geared toward strengthening the people's organization in the community in terms of technical forestry planning, implementation and financial management skills are needed. In turn, the terraces (rice (RT), vegetables (VT) and tobacco) provide short-term economic services to the farm forests through the cash income that allows the farmers to continue maintaining the forests instead of cultivating the upper slopes for agricultural crops as they used to do. Agroforestry practices can increase carbon stocks in soil and woody biomass. The book shows that growing high value crops in the Philippines’ uplands can be done while protecting the environment. Desirable information for each species includes its benefits, adaptability to local conditions (climate, soil, and stresses), the size and form of the canopy and root system, and suitability for various agroforestry practices. In Pursuing Development in the Uplands: Contexts, Issues, Initiatives. ICRAF in the Philippines aims to support the government, communities and private sector achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), nationally determined contributions to greenhouse gas reduction and other international and national commitments to sustainable development. The hilly lands of La Union were not spared from logging activities, as these areas were relatively accessible. Originally published by World Agroforestry Agroforestry in the Philippines has been crucial in reversing the harmful effects of deforestation and forest degradation, generating sustainable economic and environmental benefits for upland and coastal communities and indigenous people’s groups. In this paper, the following systems of agroforestry that were studied in 1991 in Luzon island in the Philippines will be presented with emphasis placed on sloping agriculture land technology and multistoried cropping systems for agrisilviculture. Francisco and M.A. Monitoring safeguards at the community-level: are we delivering good or bad change? An assortment of trees are planted in BAFF. The high erosion rates in farm forests are attributed to the slightly steeper slope of these areas and the gaps in the canopy because the trees are too young to have closed crowns. The farms have sandy clay loam (FF and RT) and clay loam (GF and VT) soil types. Although agroforestry practice was established in the site, the plant succession pattern continues to evolve. Primarily aimed to reforest the severely degraded uplands, the FOM project provided technical assistance, seedlings, and training on nursery establishment and other forestry-related activities to the forest occupants. The authoritative textbook of Nair (1993) on agroforestry was published 18 years ago, and before the advent of tree domestication, an important agroforestry practice today. Of the 70 million people in the Philippines, about 18 to 20 million are found cultivating or occupying more than 8M ha of uplands 2 (Guiang 1998). Dalmacio RV, Visco RG (2000) Agroforestry concepts, principles, and practices: training manual on agroforestry for sustainable development and people empowerment. To report issues related to research ethics, fraud, harassment and other forms of wrongdoing visit the, By Grace Ann M. Reynoso . Figure 1. Some terraces along the middle slopes are left to fallow with grass as the main vegetation to allow the soil to regain its fertility and until the farmer has enough resources (labor and capital) to cultivate them again. The protective services of trees include restoring or maintaining soil fertility through nutrient cycling; soil and water conservation; preventing excessive soil erosion; modifying microclimate and providing shade; and as live fence and wind breaks. On one hand, the agroforestry system is headed towards diversification of species as more and more tree species are being raised in farm forests along with other indigenous species and undergrowth. Ridual, R. 2000. The book, “Vegetable-Agroforestry (VAF) Systems in the Philippines,” includes research by scientists from SANREM’s Phase III. Results of the soil erosion and fertility analyses were subjected to t-tests to determine significant differences among the agroforestry practices. Facing Food Insecurity on the Front Lines: Agroforestry Solutions in the Amazon Rainforest During the COVID-19 Crisis, Panama: Helping the rainforest help the Panama Canal, Beyond bans: Toward sustainable charcoal production in Kenya, Experts At biodiversity Conference Call For Linking Human And Livestock Health With Ecosystems, COVID-19 warriors: How Assam’s Mishings brought agroforestry back into practice. The agroforestry practices of the farmers were analyzed using the farmers' diagrams and descriptions as well as ocular field observations. Benefits of agroforestry. and premium species (Pterocarpus indicus and Swietenia macrophylla) not only along the upper slopes but along farm boundaries and within homelots. Fundamentals of Agroforestry Syllabus. ), mango (Mangifera indica) and other fruit trees, molave (Vitex parviflora), ipil-ipil, kakawate (Gliricidia sepium), shrubs, bamboos, and other agricultural crops are found growing in between or along edges of the planted tree crops. Research on upland agroforestry in the Philippines is limited. World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a centre of science and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. Fernando is located at the southeastern part of Santo Tomas. Personal communication on CPEU-CBFM project history, issues, and concerns in La Union, Philippines. Its continued adoption was mainly due to the free seedlings initially provided by DENR, the low inputs in terms of labor and capital required from the farmers, and the expected future income to be derived from the trees. Driven by our vision of a world where all people have viable livelihoods supported by healthy and productive landscapes, our global team of science, research, development, institutional and resource professionals seeks to better combine the science of discovery with the science of delivery. It typifies the theme of the World Forestry Congress where forests are the source of life for forest-dependent people who benefit from forest goods and services while rehabilitating them. During the course of project implementation, various soil and water conservation measures were also introduced to the participants through training modules, cross-farm visits and demonstration farms. The Philippines' community-based forest management (CBFM) programme is implemented in degraded upland areas where some 18 to 20 million forest-dependent people are found. The components of the dominant agroforestry system (AFS) practiced by the farmers are mainly woody perennials (forest and fruit trees) and agricultural crops (rice, vegetables, tobacco) with grass in fallow areas. It also works closely with the Oscar M. Lopez Center, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) at Los Baños, and other CGIAR research centres. Our activities span over 44 countries in six regions. Guiang, E. 1998. In terms of depth, mean soil pH increased (5.95 to 5.98), OM (4.19 to 3.55 %) and N (0.23 to 0.18 %) decreased, P increased (20.21 to 22.01 ppm), K decreased (0.55 to 0.41 me/100g soil). About 53% (15.88M ha) of the total land area is forestland although only about 5.4M ha have forest cover (Philippine Forestry Statistics 2000). Deforestation continues at an alarming rate of 100,000 ha per year that is blamed partly on indiscriminate logging activities and in part on land conversion for upland agriculture by slash-and-burn farmers. ICRAF Philippines was established in 1993. Venturing into agroforestry, or the cultivation and conservation of trees among agricultural components, is a beneficial move for Carino. 1993) outlines how the present agroforestry system in the site evolved through time. Come monsoon, Sardara Singh looks forward to planting Melia composita trees (a wild relative of neem) in his seven-acre plot embedded in an agroforestry mosaic in the north-west Indian state of Punjab. Trees are grown for their productive and protective functions (Lasco 1992). It also brings to light some of the lessons learned from CBFM project implementation and agroforestry introduction and adoption. World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a centre of science and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. CIDA-UPLB Project, College, Laguna. Only farm forests and grass fallows significantly differed in terms of average depth of erosion and mean sheet erosion. Agroforestry, combined with land and water management practices that increase agricultural productivity, can save watersheds from degradation. While the woody perennials and agricultural crops individually provide productive and protective services to the farmers, they also interact with each other as components of the agroforestry system. On the other hand, the kaingin farms not covered by the project but are adjacent to the site have yet to reach the same pattern of plant succession. Lasco, R. 1992. It is composed of both woody and agricultural components in defined spatial and temporal arrangements (Figure 1). Through the provision of a wide range of products, agroforestry practices help to prevent deforestation in places where wood … The Philippines' community-based forest management (CBFM) programme is implemented in degraded upland areas where some 18 to 20 million forest-dependent people are found. ICRAF in the Philippines aims to support the government, communities and private sector achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), nationally determined contributions to greenhouse gas reduction and other international and national commitments to sustainable development. The State of the Philippine Uplands: Scanning the Development Context at the National Level. Subscribe and stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends on agroforestry. DESULO, Italy — In a late 1990s photo, a little girl with a ponytail and white apron poses at the corner of a cheese-making machine. Some examples of courses that you may take while enrolled in this program include: It is adjacent to two other barangays, which are the site of the government's CBFM Program and used to be under the ISF Program. This paper traces the evolution in terms of interventions and plant succession patterns in the CBFM site, describes the agroforestry system and interaction of its compone… In this context, representatives at a forum convened by the World Agroforestry Centre and the Forestry Development Centre of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of the Philippines Los Baños issued a resolution in which they called for the creation of a ‘national agroforestry policy to support agroforestry as means to bridge forestry, agriculture and conservation policies and … Exchangeable K at the GF (0.32 me/100g soil) and VT (0.41 me/100g soil) are lower than at the FF (0.60 me/100g soil) and RT (0.58 me/100g soil). Alley cropping system or commonly called Sloping Land Agricultural Technology (SALT) was introduced to the farmers in the 1980s. comm. Slight changes in soil characteristics were observed in all practices before planting and after harvesting. Its mandates are as follows (IAF, 2011): • Facilitating agroforestry education development Agroforestry is a practice that has been utilized for many years, particularly in developing countries, and is now widely promoted as a sustainable land-use approach that yields both wood products and crops. Not only is he able to grow local trees as he first envisioned, but also forage crops and livestock that could be sold in the market as well. Continued burning in many of these kaingin farms is not conducive to natural plant succession where pioneer species can be taken over by climax species through time. The paper attempts to bring to light some lessons learned, issues and recommendations regarding the use of agroforestry as a strategy in rehabilitating degraded forestlands occupied and cultivated by slash-and-burn farmers. Philippine Forestry Statistics. History of La Union. UPLB, College, Laguna. Mallion, F.K., H.A. Soil pH ranges from 5.82 (medium acidic) to 6.07 (slightly acidic). Following Nair's (1985) definition, the agroforestry system practiced by the farmers in Fernando is classified as lowland humid tropical subsistence agrisilviculture. 2000). When managed well, trees have a great capacity of maintaining soil fertility by building up organic matter, mediating nutrient cycling and preventing nutrient leaching. Keep up to date with our latest news stories. College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna Google Scholar Schematic diagram of the functional interactions among the major components of the agroforestry system in Fernando, Santo Tomas, La Union, Philippines, Figure 2. Development of agroforestry in the land-use and plant succession patterns in Fernando, Santo Tomas, La Union (adapted from Mallion et al. The logged over areas were a magnet to slash-and-burn farmers driven from the lowlands due to increasing population and scarcity of land. Learn about our innovative research, programmes and global partnerships. Assessment of an Agroforestry System in a Community-Based Forest Management Site in La Union, Philippines. Bugayong, L.A. 2002. 26 Jun 2020, By Cynthia Jean G. Batin . Soil erosion plots were established on the three farms and soil samples were taken at the start of the planting season (May) and after the harvest (October). Forest Management Bureau, DENR, Quezon City. They also provide additional food and products. comm. Makiling Forest Reserve. farmers. The database contains information on the composition of selected tree foods and crops w, The goal of the African Orphan Crops Consortiu, This easy-to-use App shows you data on the distribution of indigenous tree species in d, World Agroforestry works throughout the Global South with footprints in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Agroforestry practices promote soil and water conservation leading to improved yields and a more sustainable level of agricultural productivity. Soil samples were collected following standard soil sampling and analysis procedures. The barangay is about four kilometers away from the national highway. The Integrated Social Forestry Program (ISFP) implemented in 1982 provided long-term land security through 25-year stewardship contracts to qualified forest occupants. ICRAF has had a long association with forest and landscape restoration in the Philippines, and in the last 30 years successfully returned trees to deforested areas for the benefit of smallholders, the environment and the nation. Fertility of the soil samples are all within acceptable standards (except for soil nitrogen which was very low) although some variations are observed among the 4 AFS components. Agroforestry and tree planting have been introduced to the farmers in these areas to arrest destructive "kaingin" making or slash-and-burn farming practices. While the uplands were being converted into kaingin farms, the lowland areas were being cultivated through terrace farming. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Agricultural crops are planted on the terraces, bunds or paddies found on level areas and along the lower to middle slopes. Nair, P.K.R. The degraded public forestlands in the hilly barangays of Santo Tomas was a major reason for its selection in 1981 as a forest occupancy management (FOM) project site by the then Bureau of Forest Development and now Department of Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO report, undated). Leguminous tree species were edible to some animals and livestock and the hedgerows became nesting grounds of snakes and rats that damaged the crops in the alleys and lower terraces causing the farmers to cut down the tree hedges (Ridual pers. While the SALT technology, which was touted as the agroforestry technology of government, failed to prosper in the site, the planting of tree crops on the upper slopes flourished. The indigenous agroforestry practices found in the systems were: uma an punmoyungon, pogpog an natamnan chi agiw, henoncho on nitanum hi nun phatanon chi ojiw, mamatakhu on ojiw on mi-alad, ojiw an mamatakhu on khun omajatan chi henomcho, ojiw on khun linong hi aggayam, and ojiw on khun linong hi nitanum. The existing agroforestry practices are described along with results of the soil fertility and soil erosion studies made in the area. Woody perennials are raised in farm forests/tree farms on the upper slopes, along farm boundaries, within the home lots, or on the edges of terraces, bunds or alleys. The woody perennials in farm forests may conserve and sustain water supply as a watershed while preventing massive soil erosion and landslides that would otherwise adversely affect the terraces below. Trees in agroforestry systems, like in new forests, can recapture some of the carbon that was lost by cutting existing forests. However, the forests can also provide economic benefits in the long-term with the cash income from products that will be sold and provide additional financial capital for the farmers to improve terrace farm productivity. Some farmers say that the rice terraces of the mountain farmers in the nearby Cordilleras might have influenced hilly land terracing in La Union. In planting the tree seedlings, the farmers did not totally clear the areas but rather enriched the existing vegetation except in areas dominated by grass and weeds. Agroforestry is practised in both tropical and temperate regions, where it produces food and fibre, contributes to food and nutritional security, sustains livelihoods, alleviates poverty, and promotes productive and resilient cropping and grassland environments. 2000). 1.1 Objectives of the Study . The study shows that the development of agroforestry practices in the CBFM site was dictated mainly by the socioeconomic needs of the people and secondarily by environmental concerns. 1992. In the Philippines, the indigenous peoples are long known for their swidden practice, which may be viewed as a form of agroforestry (PCARRD, 2006, Cabanilla, 2006).As an indigenous agroforestry, swidden system has strongly coupled ecological and social components. The general objective of the study was to document existing agroforestry systems in the province of Ifugao. The Philippine government advocated for agroforestry as an alternative to the environmentally destructive practice of kaingin-making or slash-and-burn cultivation by many upland farmers. Started as the UPLB Agroforestry Program, it became an institute under the CFNR in 1998. Grass in fallow areas also helps prevent excessive movement of soil down to the lower terraces. This paper documented the different agroforestry farming systems to contribute to the science of agroforestry and add to the lexicon of agroforestry in the Philippines or even worldwide. In fact, trees enrich soils of nutrients. The ISFP was primarily intended to assist farmers in developing their lands into permanent and productive agroforestry farms. © 2020 World Agroforestry All rights reserved. 1. ICRAF Philippines was established in 1993 and has since been active in conducting research and development projects throughout the country.We are recognized for our deep experience in farming systems' research, natural resource management and biodiversity conservation, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and payments for environmental services. CEC ranges from 33.46 (FF) to 36.96 (VT) me/100g soil). Binahon Agroforestry Farm (BAFF), a family owned and managed farm in Lantapan, Bukidnon, knows the importance of trees in an ecosystem, which is why they grow various tree species to show people how advantageous a green canopy can be. The area is located within Barangay Fernando, Municipality of Santo Tomas, La Union, Northern Luzon, Philippines, between 120o16' and 120o35' longitude and 160o15' latitude. Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, we develop knowledge practices, from farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and environmental sustainability. The entry of the CBFM project led to two major land-uses: agroforestry and kaingin-making. Figure 2 presents the sequence of land uses and plant succession patterns based on secondary information and informal interviews with residents and project staff. After the war up to the 1950s, the logging industry boomed as efforts to rebuild war-damaged infrastructure and houses stepped up (History of La Union, 2000). Mean sheet erosion was highest in the farm forests (26.62 tons/ha) followed by vegetable terraces (15.66 tons/ha) and grass fallow areas (15.40 tons/ha). A book on SANREM CRSP’s research details vegetable-agroforestry systems work in the Philippines. These technologies were described elsewhere in … 263. In a number of farm forests, banana (Musa spp. The local government and partners at the national and international level have decided to further study the viability of agroforestry. 1993), 1 Forestry Development Center, UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources, College, Laguna, Philippines 4031. OM is relatively high (3.71 to 4.29 %) while available P ranges from 14.32 ppm (RT) to 26.24 ppm (GF). Agroforestry and tree planting have been introduced to the farmers in these areas to arrest destructive "kaingin" making or slash-and-burn farming practices. Upland environments are the most complex, diverse, and risk prone agricultural ecosystems. #9 Prevention of damage to forests. All over the world, there are traditional practices of cultivating various annual and perennial crops on the same land. Three erosion plots each were randomly laid out in the farm forest (upper slope), grass fallow (middle slope) and terrace (lower slope) portions within each of the three farms selected. The terrace farms interact with fallow areas also through the short-term economic benefits from the terrace products that allow the farmers to leave the fallow areas to regain soil fertility. The project has proven so successful that it has expanded to nine upland and four coastal villages. 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