What is Rainforestation?

Rainforestation Implementation Process

The history of reforestation in the Philippines is littered with projects that fell short in achieving their objectives. Failure to resolve land tenure conflicts and fully engage local partners in the process needed to sustain the efforts have been major problems in many of those projects. In order to avoid this same fate, Rainforestation (RF) advocates have adopted a community-based implementing strategy (described in the flowchart below). In this scheme, the planting of the trees occurs only after a long period of consultation with all relevant stakeholders to ensure support for the development and sustainability of the RF site.

(Scroll the mouse over the individual boxes below to read a short description of that step in the RF implementation process. Please note: The black text applies to all RF sites, while the additional steps colored in red apply only to those sites where harvesting is permitted.)

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