Designing intervention strategies for forestry seedling production in the Philippines

Gregorio, Nestor, Smith, Carl, Herbohn, John L. and Harrison, Stephen R. (2010). Designing intervention strategies for forestry seedling production in the Philippines. In: Stephen R. Harrison, Annerine Bosch, Nestor Onting Gregorio and John L. Herbohn, Proceedings of End-of-Project Workshop: ASEM/2006/091 Enhancing Tree seedling Supply via Economic and Policy Changes in the Philippines Nursery Sector. End-of-Project Workshop: ASEM/2006/091 Enhancing Tree seedling Supply via Economic and Policy Changes in the Philippines Nursery Sector, Leyte, Philippines, (99-112). 19-20 June 2010.

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Author Gregorio, Nestor
Smith, Carl
Herbohn, John L.
Harrison, Stephen R.
Title of paper Designing intervention strategies for forestry seedling production in the Philippines
Conference name End-of-Project Workshop: ASEM/2006/091 Enhancing Tree seedling Supply via Economic and Policy Changes in the Philippines Nursery Sector
Conference location Leyte, Philippines
Conference dates 19-20 June 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of End-of-Project Workshop: ASEM/2006/091 Enhancing Tree seedling Supply via Economic and Policy Changes in the Philippines Nursery Sector
Place of Publication Gatton, QLD, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Stephen R. Harrison
Annerine Bosch
Nestor Onting Gregorio
John L. Herbohn
Start page 99
End page 112
Total pages 14
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The forest nursery sector in the Philippines is not delivering high quality planting stock of a wide species base for tree farming and reforestation programs. The ACIAR Seedling Enhancement Project, funded by ACIAR, has been implemented to address this problem. The project uses a systems approach and has developed a Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) to analyse the forest nursery system and investigate the relationship between factors affecting seedling quality and the operational effectiveness of the forest nursery sector. A workshop with various stakeholders was held to demonstrate the interactions among nursery system components using the BBN and to identify potential policy interventions. Stakeholders revealed three main themes, namely Market for seedling and timber (i.e. poor market of timber and seedlings), Funding of nurseries (i.e. budget) and Seedling quality (i.e. low quality of forest reproductive material) as potential leverage areas for improving the operational effectiveness of the forest nursery sector. Nursery accreditation, capacity building, increased seedling sales and an improved pathway of high quality germplasm were identified as major interventions. Further, policy reform was deemed necessary to create market-driven incentives for accredited nurseries and for government nursery operation to support the existence of private nurseries. The Seedling Enhancement Project has commenced pilot testing specific policy interventions.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes This is an ACIAR Research Program. Project ID ASEM/2006/091. Commissioned Organisation: University of Queensland, School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, Australia. Project Leader: Dr John Herbohn.

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