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Copy of CBFM

Environmental Law

Jamie Bentinganan

on 21 February 2013

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Transcript of Copy of CBFM

Foundation Roles Roles What are the features of CBFM?

Security of Tenure. The Community-Based Forest Management Agreement (CBFMA) entitles forest communities to use and develop the forestland and resources for a duration of 25 years.

Social Equity. Social justice is a basic principle underlying CBFM in granting forest communities and comprehensive rights to use and develop forest resources.

DENR and LGU Partnership. DENR and LGUs provide technical assistance to CBFM participants to help them attain sustainable forest management.
Investment Capital and Market Linkage. CBFM helps participants access investment capital, identify markets, and build marketing capabilities. Ecology (Sustainable Forestry):

Article II, Section 16
"healthful and balanced ecology"

Social Justice:

Article II, Section 10
"social justice to all citizens"

Article XIV, Section 17
"recognize and respect the rights of indigenous peoples" DENR Administrative Order No. 96-29

- Local Government Units (LGUs)
- other government agencies

collaborate with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and other private entities in developing the enabling environment to support and strengthen local communities in managing forestlands and coastal resources on a sustainable basis Community-Based Forest Management DENR and the LGU:

-Preparatory Stage: Identify potential CBFM sites, plan forest land uses with communities, and endorse and issue CBFMAs

-PO Formation and Diagnostic Stage: Organize and prepare CBFM communities for a CBFMA

-Planning Stage: Provide technical assistance and skills training for CBFM communities

-Implementation Stage: Monitor progress and environmental impact of CBFM activities POs:
-Join DENR and the LGU in making a forest land use plan and prepare a Community Resources Management Framework (CRMF) including the POs Mission and Objectives

-Represent the interest of their forest communities

-Protect and maintain forest land entrusted to their stewardship Maasin City, Southern Leyte

YISEDA - Youth Innovators for Social and Environmental Development Association

Under their CBFM agreement with the government, YISEDA can only cut trees from plantation areas measuring at least 30 cm in diameter. It usually takes around 20 years for one tree to reach this size “People first and sustainable
forestry will follow” Philippines 2000

Ramos strategic framework to establish effective government

"seek growth that does not exploit our country’s natural wealth" Principal participants:

local communities including indigenous people represented by their People’s Organization (POs) and traditional tribal councils whose members are:
-Actually tilling portions of the area to be awarded, or
-Traditionally using the resource for all or substantial portion of their livelihood, or
-Residing in or adjacent to the areas to be awarded. E.O. 263 Results
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