ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Feb. 22 (PIA6) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is calling on Capiceño seed growers to have their nurseries accredited to able to supply seedlings for the National Greening Program (NGP) implementation in the province.
“There is a great demand for seedlings until 2016 and this is an income opportunity for interested seed growers,” said NGP – Capiz coordinator Edwin Borja.
“We call on other seed growers to accredit early,” Borja noted as he emphasized that an application of a nursery owner from Barangay Cogon, Panit-an has been submitted for accreditation by DENR regional office.
Interested applicants may visit PENRO – Capiz for requirement details of the accreditation.
Accreditation will include, among others, inspection and validation of the nursery to determine its capability to supply seedlings.
In 2011, about 30 percent of the 177,190 seedlings planted were supplied by local seed growers. The locally sourced-out seedlings are of mahogany, rain tree as well as fruit tree variety.
The seedlings were planted to about 354.380 hectares of timberland out of 353 hectares target for the initial year implementation of NGP in the province.
He said seedlings from other provinces sometimes got damaged during transit. (jcm/AAL/PIA 6 Capiz)