DENR pushes bamboo production in Kalinga

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Jan.  13 (PIA) - -The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging people in the province to venture into bamboo production.

 

Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) Severino Dalutag informed their office is now accepting application from people’s organizations (POs) as partners under the department’s National Greening Program (NGP) for the project.

There is an increasing demand now for bamboo as materials in bamboo furniture, which is a high substitute for wood furniture due to the regulated supply of lumber materials. Moreover, bamboo is proven effective in the prevention of soil erosion, Dalutag explained.

For the project, 1,123 hectares are the target bamboo plantation area in NGP areas in the province.

Under the greening program, qualified POs are provided funding assistance for the production of seedlings and are given priority in the use of same resources when ready to harvest, Dalutag informed. Larry Lopez (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga) 

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