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Upland farmers hired to reforest Antique’s mountainous barangays

by Pat Coate | October 09, 2009

A total of 220 farmer-members of upland farmers' organizations in the towns of Barbaza and Libertad in northern Antique have engaged in Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) and reforestation project, a program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) under the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP).

Aside from making the local economy alive despite global economic recession, the project has also helped conserve and protect forest resources through agro-forestry projects, reforestation, natural regeneration and enrichment planting in public and protected areas, rehabilitation and protection of forestlands, watershed, mangroves and coastal zones.

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