The seedling nursery survey on Leyte Island, The Philippines

Gregorio, Nestor, Harrison, Stephen R. and Herbohn, John L. (2010). The seedling nursery survey on Leyte Island, The Philippines. In: Stephen R. Harrison, Annerine Bosch, Nestor Onting Gregorio and John L. Herbohn, Proceedings from the Mid-term Workshop (ASEM/2006/091). Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Philippines Tree Nursery Sector, Visayas State University, Baybay, Leyte, the Philippines, (51-62). 13 February 2009.

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Author Gregorio, Nestor
Harrison, Stephen R.
Herbohn, John L.
Title of paper The seedling nursery survey on Leyte Island, The Philippines
Conference name Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Philippines Tree Nursery Sector
Conference location Visayas State University, Baybay, Leyte, the Philippines
Conference dates 13 February 2009
Convener John Herbohn
Proceedings title Proceedings from the Mid-term Workshop (ASEM/2006/091)
Place of Publication UQ Gatton
Publisher University of Queensland
Publication Year 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781864999488
Editor Stephen R. Harrison
Annerine Bosch
Nestor Onting Gregorio
John L. Herbohn
Start page 51
End page 62
Total pages 12
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The operation of private and government nurseries in the Philippines is not delivering high quality planting materials of a wide species base for smallholder forestry, tree farming and reforestation programs in the country. A project supported by ACIAR has been implemented in the Philippines to improve the operational effectiveness of the forest nursery sector. Surveys in the form of personal interviews, observations of the nursery set-up and assessment of seedling quality were undertaken in Leyte (reported in this paper) and in Mindanao to provide baseline information for designing possible interventions. The Leyte study revealed that the low operational effectiveness of the forest nursery industry is a result of a combination of social, economic, technical and political factors. The majority of private nurseries are managed by resource-constrained smallholders with little access to high quality seedling production technologies. Seedling production, both in private and government nurseries, is largely quantity-oriented and the pathway of high quality germplasm is not well developed. Currently there is no policy that regulates the quality of planting stock from the forest nursery sector. Government nurseries operate to provide free seedlings but this scheme resulted in crowding out the small-scale private nurseries, negatively affecting the operational effectiveness of the private nursery sector. It appears that improving the operational effectiveness of the forest nursery sector in the Philippines requires policy changes to re-organize the operation of private and government nurseries.
Subjects E2
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
0705 Forestry Sciences
070504 Forestry Management and Environment
070507 Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes This is an ACIAR Research Program. Details are: Project ID ASEM/2006/091. Commissioned Organisation: University of Queensland, School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, Australia. Project Leader: Dr John Herbohn Project Name: Enhancing tree seedling supply via economic and policy changes in the Philippines nursery sector per http://aciar.gov.au/project/ASEM/2006/091

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