|Project number :
||PD 353/05 Rev.2 (M,F,I)
|Project country :
Government of the Philippines: $238,510
|Submitted by :
||Government of the Philippines
|Implementing agencies :
||Forest Management Bureau (FMB)
|ITTO funding sources :
||Japan, USA, Australia
|Financed at session No :
The Forest Management Bureau (FMB), a staff bureau of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), is mandated to provide support for the effective protection, development, occupancy management, and conservation of forest resources and forestlands. In view of this mandate, the FMB provides technical support and assists in the monitoring of all forestry-related projects, programs and activities that the DENR is presently pursuing.
As a critical factor in the efforts of the FMB to support all of these activities, there is a need to provide all the necessary information to all the different actors for the effective implementation of these projects. There is a need to manage the tremendous quantity of data that is generated from all of these activities and to transform the data into meaningful information that will provide support for the effective supervision and monitoring of all projects and planning of future interventions.
This project is a major output of the pilot project on the "Development and Implementation of the Pilot Project of the Forestry Statistics Information System" [PD 41/99 Rev.1 (M)]. The information system modules have already been developed and implemented in the Central Office and the two Pilot Regional Offices. Unfortunately, the outputs of the two pilot regions do not reflect the forest situation in the entire Philippines. Therefore, the rest of the DENR Forest Management Services in the regional, provincial and community offices of the DENR must adopt and implement the Forestry Information System (FIS) to produce countrywide statistical and geographic information on the forest situation.