Sep 12, 2017
I'm always a fan of proposals like yours - rehabilitating land, planting trees, sustainable agriculture and education. Are you familiar with permaculture practices, in particular polyculture, tree/plant guilds, and chop & drop green manure? I think there is more that can be incorporated into your proposal that will benefit the farmer's production. Though - you "agroforestry" may include these practices. Traditional row cropping is 'easier' to harvest, but interplanting crops (even in blocks) adds so much more to the product quality and plants' abilities to ward off insect attacks. A closed loop farming system can be produced by using permaculture practices. Can you define agroforestry in the proposal?
Permaculture: What is Polyculture? https://www.familyfoodgarden.com/permaculture-what-is-polyculture/
Proven Permaculture Polyculture Plantings: Part 1 tcpermaculture.com/site/2013/05/01/proven-permaculture-polyculture-plantings-part-1/
Banana Circle | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook https://treeyopermacultureedu.wordpress.com/chapter-10-the-humid-tropics/banana-circle/
Tropical secondary forests regenerating after shifting cultivation in the Philippines uplands are important carbon sinks https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4782068/
Introduction from the Philippines - Regenerative (a forum with possible experienced contacts to collaborate with) https://www.regenerative.com/forums/topic/introduction-from-the-philippines
A Permaculture Model for the Future of Tourism in the Philippines (includes aquaculture and livestock) https://puntarivieraresort.com/about-punta/a-permaculture-model-for-the-future-of-tourism-in-the-philippines/
Sep 14, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to read through our proposal and for the incredibly useful links. The team was really touched that someone had taken an interest.
Sep 14, 2017
Thanks for the warm thanks, Sarah & MUAD! Along the lines of natural regeneration - are you familiar with the man who reforested an island forest? I imagine you are, but, if not - Forest Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkZDSqyE1do
You might also glean some helpful information from the reforestation proposal (2013) https://www.climatecolab.org/contests/2012/agriculture-and-forestry/c/proposal/1304144
I think you are on target with the idea of a range of options - there will be differences requiring different actions, especially where micro-climates exist. I'm going to be creating a micro-climate here (subtropical & often like the climate of Santa Rosa, California [north of San Francisco]) for banana, guanabana, guava, fig and hopefully in the future, cacao and vanilla.
I look forward to seeing your entry make it into the semi-finals!
Have a great time :)
Sep 17, 2017
Thanks Pia! I'm going to watch that video with a big cup of tea this afternoon :)
Nov 26, 2017
Impact Assessment Fellow
Thank you for submitting your contest proposal.
A Climate CoLab Impact Assessment Fellow who specializes in Land Use has conducted an impact assessment of your proposal which you can find under the “IMPACT” tab. Please review the documentation and model parameters. If you have any questions or suggestions, you can contact Marissa Malahayati at marissam.
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Dec 19, 2017
All the best MUAD-Negros!
Dec 25, 2017
The MUAD team,
Accept my congratulatory message for advancing to this stage of the contest.