Upland farmers in CL awarded with forest tenure

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here awarded at least 357 hectares of forestlands to upland farmers in Zambales and Nueva Ecija under the Community Based-Forest Management Program (CBFMP) in a bid to reduce poverty in rural areas and promote social justice and equitable access to forest resources, environment authorities here announced recently.

Francisco Milla, Jr., Regional Director of the DENR in Central Luzon said the People’s Organizations (PO) of  Palauig Green Planters Association Incorporated in the town of Palauig in Zambales with 106 ha of forestlands and the Digmala Tree Planters Association Incorporated in Gabaldon town in Nueva Ecija with 251 ha were awarded with a 25-year Community Based-Forest Management Agreement (CBFMA) and considered as the latest beneficiaries of the program 12 years after a moratorium was implemented in the issuance of CBFMA.


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