The capability building on BDP was participated by resource speakers coming from Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Environmental Research Development Bureau (ERDB) – FTRRC Region X and Region XIII; DENR CARAGA Region, PENRO Agusan del Norte, two (2) CENROs – CENRO Nasipit and CENRO Tubay Personnel; and People’s Organization. The activity started as all participants gathered were acknowledged by the FT II of PENRO ADN – Ram B. Radaza and then welcomed by the Chief of Technical Services Division, Belo M. Udarbe.
To further encourage and motivate the participants, the PENR Officer – Paterno B. Olivera gives his genuine inspirational message to bring more effort and sincere commitment on implementing the BDP not just for the betterment of the country’s reforestation program but also as sustainable livelihood of the community.
The 1st resource speaker from DTI CARAGA Region – STIDS Senior Trade & Industry Specialist, Ms. Annette F. Anduyan explained the DTI – CARAGA Bamboo Work and Financial Plan for 2017 and informed the participants about the list of SSF Cooperators in Bamboo Processing in 4 provinces – Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Sur except Agusan del Norte. She also pointed that bamboo as a commodity for planting has a great potential in the region especially in Agusan del Norte and she expounded the Executive Order 879 which created the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Council and directed the use of bamboo for at least 25% of the desk and other furniture requirements of public elementary and secondary schools. It also directed the prioritization in the use of bamboo in furniture, fixtures, and other construction requirements of government facilities. Continue reading