The Greening Program
The brief from the Philippine Government
Plant 1.5 billion seedlings over 1.5 million hectares in six years, primarily for poverty reduction, food security, environmental stability,
biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation. Under the program, farmers—considered among the poorest of the poor—have been
trained and hired to develop agroforestry plantations that involve timber, fuelwood, coffee, cacao, rubber, bamboo, rattan and fruit-bearing
trees, to provide them with permanent livelihood and raise their level of living.
Transplant Systems were asked to offer nursery mechanisation. In order to create some jobs as well as mechanise production we worked with Urbinati from Italy and offered
As for any procurement for the Philippine Government, a thorough evaluation is done to ensure the highest standards are achieved. A team including Government Officials and advisers travelled to the Urbinati factory along with Transplant Systems staff to ensure the machines were made to the standard required by the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources. (DENR)
Equipment in the factory
Training on the tray filler.
Training on the Irrigation.
Training on the seeder
Clean production systems
All started with a clear plan
The seedlings are growing!