The DBP Forest Program is an initiative of the Development Bank of the Philippines primarily to protect the country’s critical watersheds and coastal areas and at the same time, enhance protection of the environment. Implemented in 2005, open forest areas are selected for planting of high value fruit and forest trees and mangroves that will reduce soil / coastal erosion, conserve water, increase biodiversity, serve as spawning ground for fishes and crustaceans, serve as protection against strong wave incursion, and promote rural livelihood opportunities.
State Universities and Colleges
Other government agencies which have large forest areas under their management
Terms and Conditions
Project area within critical watershed areas/ river basins and areas needing rehabilitation/reforestation
Urban Park / communities and typhoon stricken area/s
Project sites have slope of 18% and above
Not to be subjected to land use change
Areas proven to be compatible with certain high value fruit trees
Accessible to allow easy bringing in of planting stocks and to facilitate monitoring and bringing of produce to markets
Partner has tenurial control over the project area
Rehabilitation of existing forest project sites of good standing forest partners/successfully implemented projects
Improved environmental conditions:
Reduced soil/ coastal erosion
Protected communities from typhoon and tsunami
Improved socio-economic condition of people in communities/ livelihood opportunities
For Upland – 50 to 200 has.
For Mangrove – 10 to 100 has.
Assistance to be given by DBP
100% cost of planting stocks (PS)
40% of cost of PS for operating expenses
10% of cost of PS for mortality
10% of cost of PS for livelihood (planting of intercrops)