Grassroots empowerment and sustainability in the management of critical natural resources: The Agroforestry Tree Seed Association of Lantapan


S. Koffa; D. Garrity

Type of Document:
Scholarly Article


Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development

Date of Publication:

Place of Publication:
Los Banos, Philippines


The strategy that was implemented involved continuous interaction between researchers and farmers during the identification, testing and extension of agroforestry technologies. This enabled us to establish a strong partnership with farmer partners, understand their practices and find ways to improve and enhance such practices. Our strategy also included assisting a grassroots organization through capacity building to support the projects research and extension activities and build a

mechanism for the organization to sustain and extend its activities within the Manupali watershed and beyond. To follow is a detailed description of the strategy.

Additional Bibliographic Information

Koffa, S. and D. Garrity. 2001. Grassroots Empowerment and Sustainability in the Management of Critical Natural Resources: The Agroforestry Tree Seed Association of Lantapan pp 197-217 In: Coxhead, I and G Buenavista (eds.) Seeking Sustainability: Callenges of Agricultural Development and Environmental Management in a Philippine Watershed. Laguna, Philippines: PCARRD.

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