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Technology Adoption on Propert Harvesting and Utilization of Philippine Cinnamon

Short Title: Philippine Cinnamon Project
Funding Source: Special Project Fund
Sector: Forestry, Research
Status: Ongoing
Region Covered: Bicol, Central Visayas
Project Site: Region V - Camarines Norte (Mt. Labo, Brgy. Baay, Labo); Region VII - Cebu (Mt. Lantoy, Argao and Boljoon) View Map
Project Cost (USD M): 0.04
Start Date: October 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2018

The Philippine Cinnamon Project is a two-year collaborative research project of the DENR and DOST-FRDI. Two project sites are considered for this study, namely: a) Mt. Labo, Brgy. Baay, Labo, Camarines Norte where a 20-hectare cinnamon plantation have been established in the CBFM area of the Bay Upland Farmers Association, Inc. (BUFAI) and b) Mt. Lantoy, Argao and Boljoon, Cebu, where cinnamon trading is a common practice. The study has three (3) major components: 1) bark stripping and callusing study; 2) market and value chain mapping; and 3) characterization of cinnamon oil. The Project is envisioned to provide a safe and sustainable bark extraction of cinnamon. This will harness cinnamon production as a potential enterprise for upland communities and thereby reducing importation of cinnamon bark from other countries. Read factsheet....

Teduray-Lambangian Sustainable Handicraft Project

Short Title: Teduray
Funding Source: Special Project Fund
Sector: Forestry
Status: Ongoing
Region Covered: ARMM
Project Site: ARMM - Maguindanao View Map
Project Cost (USD M): 0.037
Start Date: 2018
End Date: 2019

The Teduray-Lambangian Sustainable Handicraft Project is a one-year livelihood project of DENR and DENR-ARMM, which will be implemented by the Teduray-Lambangian Women Organization, Inc. (TLWOI) as the PO beneficiary. This project will be implemented on Upi and South Upi, Maguindanao, which is also known as home for the Teduray and Lambangian tribes. The project has four phases, this includes the following activities: (1) Social Preparation; (2) Skills enhancement/capacity building on handicraft weaving; (3) Handicraft production; (4) Handicraft promotion. The Project will focus in supporting the handicraft activities of the Teduray as one of the sources of the community’s livelihood and as means to preserve their unique weaving culture while protecting the remaining forest, which is the source of raw materials for weaving. Read factsheet....

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