Distribution of ERDB knowledge products during the SFFI exhibit 2023 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center in Zambales.

Subic Bay, Zambales – Under the theme “SFFI@75, Advocating Wood and Non-timber Forest Products Sufficiency for Climate Resiliency,” the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) took part in the exhibit in celebration of the 2023 Society of Filipino Foresters, Inc. (SFFI) National Conference at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center on November 8-12, 2023.

The SFFI is an organization of registered professional Foresters duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). It is an accredited integrated professional organization for Foresters. This organization is hinged on promoting sustainable forest management as a key component of ecosystem conservation and economic development.

The SFFI conference discussed one of the major strategic actions, the sufficiency of wood supply for the country, the Philippine Sustainable Forest Management Road Map 2040 (PSFMRM) which was jointly prepared by the Forest Management Bureau (FMB)  UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources and the SFFI. The conference was also a venue to discuss pressing issues on forestry and related matters and update and equip professional foresters on current developments in forestry.

The learning event was participated by different government offices and business enterprises. The exhibit provided an opportunity to showcase and promote the bureau’s success stories, innovations, products,and technologies.

A total of 2,177 copies of ERDB’s knowledge products and IEC materials were distributed to the participants of the conference. There were almost three thousand (3,000) participants from different DENR bureaus, offices and attached agencies, PENRO, CENRO, SUCs, and retired foresters who joined the conference.

Distribution of ERDB knowledge products during the first day of the SFFI exhibit 2023 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center in Zambales.

Participants were very grateful to have copies of ERDB’s knowledge products. They said that the bureau is very generous in sharing its research and technologies. They were very eager to have copies of the knowledge products that they could share with their staff, co-employees, and library.

Participating in this kind of event will help the bureau promote its R&D and reach its clients. Marilou C. Villones/TTD