A systems approach to improving the quality of tree seedlings for agroforestry, tree farming and reforestation in the Philippines

Gregorio, Nestor, Herbohn, John, Harrison, Steve and Smith, Carl (2015) A systems approach to improving the quality of tree seedlings for agroforestry, tree farming and reforestation in the Philippines. Land Use Policy, 47 29-41. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.03.009


Author Gregorio, Nestor
Herbohn, John
Harrison, Steve
Smith, Carl
Title A systems approach to improving the quality of tree seedlings for agroforestry, tree farming and reforestation in the Philippines
Journal name Land Use Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0264-8377
1873-5754
Publication date 2015-09
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.03.009
Open Access Status
Volume 47
Start page 29
End page 41
Total pages 13
Place of publication Oxford United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The limited supply of high quality planting materials for a wide species base is a major reason for the limited success of reforestation programmes or projects in many developing countries. This paper reports the research that was undertaken to improve the supply of high quality planting materials for agroforestry, tree farming and reforestation in the Philippines. A systems approach was used to identify mechanisms to improve the operational effectiveness of the forest nursery sector. A Bayesian Belief Network of the forest nursery sector was developed to examine the interactions between the key components of the forest nursery sector, identify key leverage points for intervention and explore potential impacts of possible policy interventions. Although improving the operational effectiveness of individual, communal and government nurseries will result in high operational effectiveness of the forest nursery sector, the operational effectiveness of government nurseries is likely to have a negative impact on the market for seedlings from smallholder nurseries i.e. individual and communal nurseries, thus impeding the sustainability of smallholder nurseries. Increasing the supply of high quality germplasm for a wide variety of species, improving the technical capabilities of smallholder nursery operators in seedling production and increasing the market demand of high quality seedlings from smallholder nurseries are the most important requirements for improving the operational effectiveness of the forest nursery sector. However, government nurseries can play a crucial role in improving the effectiveness of the forest nursery sector by diversifying their production to focus on species that are in demand by smallholder farmers and which cannot be supplied by individual or communal nurseries. Failing to do this will result in the current situation continuing in which government nursery sector competes with private and communal nurseries.
Keyword Nursery organisation
Bayesian network
Germplasm supply
Nursery accreditation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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