A Socio-Economic and Environmental Baselining (SEEB) of the Presentacion Interrelated Livelihood Agriculture Cooperative (PILAC) was recently conducted by the Technical Team of the Production Forest Management Section (PFMS) of the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) together with the representatives from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Goa.  

PILAC is a Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) People’s Organization at Maangas, Presentacion, Camarines Sur. PILAC has an approved 50-hectare agroforestry project for CY 2021. Out of the three hundred (300) members of the PO, 40 members were the subject of the SEEB.

SEEB is an important tool wherein baseline information are obtained, which can be used as basis of comparison of the project’s outcome after its implementation. The information gathered are used to identify the gaps and setbacks to improve the project and achieve its objectives. The SEEB also intends to help field users in establishing data at the start of the project and determine the socio-economic impact of CBFM-CARP projects to its beneficiaries including the bio-physical component of the CBFM three (3) to five (5) years and thereafter on a regular time series.

The DENR Bicol continues to establish partnership and strengthen the linkages to all stakeholders towards the attainment of a sustainable environment.