The Solution: “Calliandra Calothyrsus” - Hineleban Reforestation Methodology. Conquering cogon while regenerating the soil.
Before any tree is planted, the land is cleared of weeds, particularly cogon and talahib, as these aggressive grasses can deprive newly planted trees of sunlight, nutrients, and space to grow. Calliandra is planted in cogonal areas as a fast growing tree species to conquer the acidic grass and fertilise the soil. Meanwhile, the Hineleban Foundation and the community work together on the following:
- Respecting the signed Sacred Customary Compact
- Working with the values upheld by the 5 Pillars of the Indigenous People
- Participatory Community Impact Assessment (PCIA)
- Securing the tribe’s Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC)
- Participating in Rituals of the Indigenous People
Result: Thriving Indigenous Communities living in their regenerated ancestral lands, forests restored, wildlife protected, watersheds intact.
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