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Project Site
: Municipality of Castilla
Project Beneficiaries
: 400 households (HHs) identified poor (based on the
National Housing
Targeting System Result)
Project Cost
: P 8,000,000.00
LGU Counterpart : P ?
Contact Person
: Olive Bermillo, Mayor
Raquel J. Dollison, Municipal Planning Development
Cumadcad, Castilla, Sorsogon
Telefax: ?
Castilla is third in rank among the 15 municipalities in Sorsogon with
malnutrition incidence (based on the result of Provincial Nutrition Council
Validation in 2014). It is rationally disturbing since it is bestowed with rich
natural resources prevalent in the coastal, lowland and upland areas which
are primary sources of foods
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, this problem is perennial
all over the Philippines and is somehow attributed to two factors: lack of
nourishing food sources and nutrition education. Food sources are
detrimentally affected by man-made and natural calamities, lack of
technology needed for higher yields found in modern agriculture, high food
prices and unequal food distribution. Nutrition education, on the other hand,
is not yet fully attained or internalized by the majority of population.
To address the problem, the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), in
partnership with the Farmers Community Development Foundation
International (FCDF), has launched an advocacy campaign for an Adequate
Food in Every Household, otherwise known as Sapat at Masustansiyang
Pagkain sa Bawat Tahanan. This serves now as the advocacy call of the
Integrated Community Food Production (ICFP) in mitigating and/or
eliminating hunger among the poor families and reducing incidence of
malnutrition among children.
Through the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting System, the Local
Government of Castilla will implement the ICFP for the purpose of expanding
food base and promoting a sustainable food production and consumption
system in food- and nutrition-deficient households/communities. The
proposed program will enable poor people, whether farmers or not, to
produce carbohydrate-, vitamin-, mineral-, fibre- and protein-rich foods
around their homes.
The proposed ICFP will foster a culture of home gardening, as well as smallscale farming and food processing, as strategy for food and nutrition security
and income opportunities through marketing of surplus products (supposedly
for household consumption).
The proposed project will not only help poor people bolt out of hunger and
malnutrition over the long term. It will downstream successfully proven lifesaving interventions to effectively address the following Millennium

Development Goals at the community level: 1) reduce poverty by generating

sustainable food for the poor; 2) address the gender concerns as majority of
project participants will be women who will produce food and incomes
around their homes; 3) promote education through massive training and
capacity building to expand the food and income base of the needy ; and 4)
protect the environment through planting of fruit trees which serve as carbon
sink and the use of organic fertilizers to reduce the use of polluting chemical


The ICFP in Castilla will implement homestead food production program that
will expand food sources and make nutritious food available in every
household. Subsequently, this will improve the nutritional status of infants
and young children through a number of production and nutrition
interventions. For program sustainability, various human resource
enhancement activities will be carried out to concerned implementers and
beneficiaries for skills acquisition required in the pre-, actual- and postimplementation of the project. This venture will strongly advocate active
women participation, specifically mothers, and close partnership with
concerned government and private institutions.
Project outcome indicators
1. Mitigated and/or eliminated hunger among participating poor families ;
2. Reduced incidence of malnutrition, especially among children of
participating poor families.
Program Goals
1. Additional food sources in every program participants homestead;
2. Nutritious foods readily available among poor families, even in times of
disasters or abnormal times;
3. Poor families provided with opportunities to increase family income
poultry/livestock/aquaculture products.
Program Components
1. An individual household assessment. In the pre-implementation
stage, enumerators will conduct house to house visit to assess the
status and capacity of every identified beneficiary. Data gathering will
focus on their individual available resources: land, labour, capital and
entrepreneurial skills. The accumulated information will be used by the
ICFP Team in identifying the kind of nutritional and/or capacity building
interventions that should be given per household.
In the post-implementation phase, which will be conducted 1 year after
the termination of the program, enumerators will assess the impact of
the program, as well as identify additional interventions the
participants need. Enumerators will be hired locally residents of the
ICFP barangay for cost and area familiarization advantage.
2. A homestead vegetable garden per household. All program
participants are required to maintain backyard garden employing any

method and varieties appropriate to plants seasonality and

adaptability to physical surrounding. Further, they will be clustered or
classified based on their available and accessible land resource. For
instance, those with limited growing space will adapt the container
gardening, while those with adequate land area will employ direct
ground planting. They will be provided with registered OPV seeds
coming from the Bureau of Plant Industry for them to produce quality
seeds for the next cropping season. However, it is a requirement that
HHs will plant different native vegetables prior to the distribution of the
OPV seeds to avoid eliminating indigenous plant varieties.
Each concerned household will plant at least 5 of the following
indigenous vegetables:

9. Squash (Kalabasa)
10. Ridge Gourd (Patola)
11. Bottle Gourd (Upo)
Bitter gourd (Ampalaya)
12. Upland Kangkong
13. Winged bean (sigarillas)
String bean
14. Pepper
15. Horse Raddish (Malunggay)
16. Cucumber (Pipino), others

Furthermore, each is required to maintain at least 2 of the following

carbohydrate-rich crops that can substitute/supplement/complement
rice and at the same time can be a feed source for livestock/poultry:
1. Corn
2. Sweet Potato
3. Cassava

5. Gabi
6. Saba (cooking banana)
7. Bread fruit (Rimas)

And to encourage the participants to actively participate in the

program, the Municipal Nutrition Action Office (MNAO), in close
coordination with the Barangay-LGU, will conduct the following
activities and/or nutritional promotion:
Search for the Best Household Homestead Vegetable Garden
(Barangay Level)
Search for the Best Household Homestead Vegetable Garden
Search for the Best Barangay Implementing Homestead
Vegetable Garden
Cooking Contest: Using Indigenous Vegetable or Material
(Barangay and
Municipal Level)
Nutritional advocacies through tri-media
Selling surplus products to the community
Supply surplus products for the demand gap of Supplementary
8. Participation in festivals (Kasanggayahan and Unod) through
their trade fairs
The above-mentioned contests will be conducted annually and will
coincide with the Nutrition Month Celebration. The Local Government
Unit of Castilla shall allocate fund for the said events.

3. A fruit tree/fruit orchard for every household To back up the

High Crops Development Program of the LGU, each concerned
household will be provided with (10) grafted cacao seedlings (BR 25
variety), 5 grafted pili seedlings, and 5 other fruit bearing trees rich in
vitamins and minerals (e.g., carabao mango, guyabano, guava and the
likes). These are not only direct sources of food and nutrition, but will
also serve as inputs in producing intermediate and finished products
which will subsequently increase processed food supply and income.
Planting materials will be purchased from the DA accredited nursery
Households with limited backyard can plant these trees in other areas
in the barangay where they are given accessibility by the landowner.
4. Production and use of organic fertilizer in every home.
Organic farming will be applied in the production of high yield food
crops and vegetables for environmental protection and healthy food
consumption. Thus, part of the capability trainings for the beneficiaries
is the organic fertilizer production, like vermicompost and natural
farming input (a liquid fertilizer that can be used to give plant its
needed nutrients throughout the growing period). Each HH will be
provided with 1 Kilo ANC for vermicomposting.
5. Raising native chicken, ducks and goats in every home or in
the community. As cheap protein source, beneficiaries will be given 5
native chickens (1 roster and 4 hens), 1 goat (female) and ducklings (to
beneficiaries having lowland rice areas).
This livestock project, however, will be provided after having
completed the Phase 1 of the program, which is setting up the
vermicomposting project, vegetable and root crops production and
prepared the needed NFIs. Note that the provision of these animals is
under the designed microfinance system.
Chicken Management
There will be 2,000 chicken that will be distributed for the year. Free
range, fenced and cage raisings are the popular methods of native
chicken production. However, cage raising is the best appealing from
among the 3 options for the beneficiaries in urbanized or with limited
land areas. Cage made of bamboo and other domestic and scrap
materials is highly recommended. The chicken will be raised in organic
way using local inputs.
Goat Management
There will be 600 goats that will be distributed in the whole
municipality for the year.
The households per barangay that will avail of the goat assistance will
be formed as an organization. Although goat will be owned and
distributed per household, they will be raised in a particular area and
managed by the organization. The identified site must be ideal for goat
breeding and fattening and milk production: located far from the buildup area, has good supply of water, abundant forage and grasses,
accessible by land and/or sea transport, and has enough area for the
standard stocking density.

Since this is designed as source of meat and milk, 1 upgraded buck will
be provided for every 25 does. The buck will be bought from the tested
institution and/or company that breed goat. Upgraded buck is preferred
(than using native one) since it will provide relatively bigger kids.
Further, it is less costly than to purchase a purebred one. It has to be
above one year old and at least F1Breed buck (50% Anglo Nubian and
50% native bred) that have already successfully mated.
All does will be preferably sourced-out from the province of Sorsogon
or from an area with similar climatic conditions. Larger size native or
graded female goats, not less than 25 kilos in body weight, will be
preferred to avoid mortality for both the mother and its kids during
kidding stage.
Only kids of the breeders are subject for disposal. The kids will be
fattened for about 6 months or until they reach a minimum weight
requirement of 25 kilogram. These will be then disposed for the
following purpose: subject for dispersal (as payment to the cost of
breeders acquisition), butchered for members consumption, and for
sale to obtain income. After the first cycle of operation, the
organization will butcher 2 fattened kids every 2 weeks of the month
for distribution to each member household. The breeders will be used
in the production for around three years and will be disposed in the
market afterwards. The proceeds will be used in purchasing the second
batch of breeders.
Milk produced by the project will be both for sale and consumption of
the households children.
Duck Management
The household beneficiaries who have lowland rice areas may avail of
150 heads ducklings per hectare. There will be an initial 6,000 heads
that will be distributed for the year. This is designed to enhance egg
production and increase local sources of meat in the area. This will also
pave way to the production of value-added products like balut and
salted eggs.
5. A production of processed foods in every home or in the
community. Considering that the municipality has various coastal,
upland and lowland resources, which are potential inputs in the
production of intermediate and finished products, interested household
beneficiaries may indulge in small-scale and home-based food
processing. This may include production of smoked fish, dried fish,
snack street foods for ambulant vending, community-kitchen foods,
processed or packed viands and the likes. Household will learn how to
take advantage of utilizing surplus resources, during its peak season,
for economic gain and/or establish food reserves for lean seasons.
6. Additional small-scale fish production in coastal or riverbank
communities. Technical and financial assistance will be provided to
interested household beneficiaries. They may involve in small-scale
aquaculture like mudcrab, oyster, seaweeds, tilapia, shrimp, abalone,
grouper, milkfish production, etc. They may also indulge in less
expensive backyard farming like catfish, mudfish and the likes.
Although the latter will provide relatively lesser output but are less
vulnerable to natural calamities.

Project Sustainability
To make the above interventions sustainable the following shall be
undertaken/ established:
1. Social Preparation and Capacity Building for the project
participants. Training for values formation of the participants will be
provided. This will be incorporated in the Family Development Sessions
of Pantawid Pamilya and the Social Preparation Sessions of Sustainable
Livelihood Program (SLP) of DSWD. Likewise, the program will offer the
following technical/skills development trainings: organic farming and
gardening for fruits, vegetable and root crops production; production of
organic fertilizers; seedling production; organic livestock involving
duck, native chicken and duck raising; organic animal feeds
formulation and production; aquaculture production; and, small-sale
fish and/or food processing. Resource speakers will be sourced out
from concerned public and private institutions with technical expertise
on the subject matter.
2. A Food Security Garden in every town. To ensure sustainable
quality planting materials during planting season, there must be viable
supply of seeds for the project. Hence, aside from the seeds produced
by the farmers from their own garden, LGU shall execute a MOA with
the existing Peoples Organizations engaged in organic (rice, corn &
vegetable) seed production to regularly produce vegetable seeds for
the ICFP beneficiaries. Also, LGU, through the Municipal Agricultural
Office, is responsible for the procurement of a 1-unit portable seed
storage facility as a requirement in the seed banking project. This is
where the seeds produced by beneficiaries & PO must be stored to
prolong their lifespan and viability.
3. A fruit seedling propagation nursery in the municipality of
Castilla. The Municipal Nursery of the LGU must be established to
accommodate the fruit seedling propagation. This will ensure available
supply of fruit seedlings in the municipality that will cater not only to
the ICFP beneficiaries, but to other interested farmers as well.
4. Construction of drip irrigation in the municipality of Castilla.
The construction of drip irrigation will improve quality of high value
fruit and vegetables by preventing drought distress. It will deliver
water directly to the root zone of a plant, where it seeps slowly into the
soil one drop at a time. Almost no water is lost through surface runoff
or evaporation, and soil particles have plenty of opportunity to absorb
and hold water for plants. This is already part of Annual Investment
Plan of Castilla for 2015.
5. Conduct of Integrated Pest Management Farmer Field School
on vegetables. Through this activity, at least 50 farmers will adopt
IPM Kasakalikasan Technology on vegetables. This is also already
included in the Annual Investment Plan of Castilla for 2015.
6. A vermicomposting project in every barangay. This will be
established per barangay to ensure sustainable supply of organic
fertilizers for the beneficiaries crop production and gardening.

7. Organizing program beneficiaries into a formal and registered

organization. Beneficiaries in every barangay will be organized for
the purpose of managing their barangay-level ICFP, wherein they can
establish the vermicomposting project, vegetable and fruit tree
seedling nursery, etc. The organization will practice savings
mobilization and capital build activities by the members.
8. Enhancing program development for the production of goat,
native chicken, duck and aquaculture products in the
municipality. Establish support system, facilities and infrastructures
for the aforesaid ventures. Create opportunities for the emergence and
development of their respective value chains.
9. Establish innovative microcredit or loan recovery program.
Avoid dole outs system. Nothing is free except training and capacity
building. All planting materials will be loaned in kind and paid in kind
(in the form of seedlings) or in cash. A 1:2 repayment scheme for the
crops and livestock will be observed, i.e, 2 items will be paid for every
borrowed item. Loan assistance for the fish and/or food processing and
aquaculture is interest free. The repayment collected will be distributed
to the next batch of beneficiaries. This scheme will be managed by
both organization and ICFP Team.
Establish market linkages. Tap potential markets through
trade fairs and tri-media. This will create public awareness of the
importance of nutrition and consuming healthful foods. Assist the
beneficiaries for product enhancement in order to produce good quality
and competitive products.
Establish credit linkages. There is a need to tap financing
institutions with affordable terms and conditions. With the tight
requirements of private and government financing institutions,
specifically requiring CDA registration and good track record, the POs
have to rely on micro-financing institutions. Tap and assist successful
cooperatives in the municipality to become conduit of government
lending programs like Agricultural Credit Policy Council.
Establish strong partnership with line government
agencies and concerned private institutions. Tap government
agencies and private sectors, with development program, that can
provide assistance and address the needs of the beneficiaries.
Sustainable Livelihood Program of DSWD, for instance, provides skills
training with starters kit and interest free loan assistance to
marginalized sectors, specifically Pantawid members.
13.Incorporation of project into the Municipal Development Plan.
A Focused Group Discussion will be conducted by the ICFP Chair/ ATHVCDP/OAFP to assess the need of the target next in line beneficiaries
and to include the needed interventions in the formulation of the
Municipal Development Program under the ICFP/OAP.
14.Information, Education, Campaign (IEC) on Nutrition. Field day,
field school program, campaigns and contests for nutrition advocacies
will be carried out to promote the programs vision-mission-goal.



I. Food and nutrition

survey at beginning
and end of program


P 50.00 / Questionnaire @
400 HH x 2




of 2015
& 2016

II. Materials to be
provided to the project
1. Home gardens

(20 Barangays / 400


2. Fruits

3. Native chicken,
ducks & goat
4. Small-scale food /
fish processing
5. Small-scale
6. Food security
gardens (MOA with PO)
7. Organic fertilizer
8. Fruit seedling
propagation nursery
9. Nutrition promotion

2,000 Meters UV Treated

Plastic Film
2,000 Pieces Seedling
Trays (104 holes)
800 Packets Registered
OPV Veg Seed from BPI
400 Unit Sprinkler
400 Unit Spade
400 Unit Hoe
400 Unit - Rake
2,000 Grafted Pili Seedlings
4,000 Grafted Cacao
2,000 assorted fruit bearing
trees ( carabao mango,
guyabano, guava,
Municipal fruit seedling
propagation nursery for
other fruits bearing trees
300 Heads Native Does and
12 Nubian Bucks (F1 Breed)
2,000 Heads Native Chicken
6,000 Heads Ducklings







For 100 HHs: P5,000/HH


For 50 HHs: P10,000/HH


Construction Materials and

Labor Cost
1 Unit Portable Seed
Storage Facility
Vermi bed Materials & ANC x
20 ICFP Project Site at
P10,000 / Site
P100,000 per municipality
Search for the Best
Household Homestead
Vegetable Garden (Barangay
Level) @ 3,000 / bgy.
Search for the Best
Household Homestead
Vegetable Garden (Municipal
Incorporation of project into
the Municipal Development
Plans: P5,000 per town/city
Cooking Contest: Using
Indigenous Vegetable or
Material (Barangay and
Municipal Levels)
Nutritional advocacies
through tri-media












10. Training and

capacity building

11. Organizational

12. IEC on Nutrition

Trade Fairs
Production of vegetables,
fruits, root and tuber crops:
P20,000 x 3 courses per
Poultry and livestock
production: 20,000 per town
x 2 courses
Organic fertilizer production:
P20,000 per town
Organic animal feeds
formulation and production:
P20,000 per town
Seedling Production:
P20,000 per town
Aquaculture production:
P20,000 per town
Small-scale food/fish
processing: P40,000 per
Establishment of an
innovative microcredit and
the planting material and
poultry/livestock loan
recovery program: P5,000
per town/city
Incorporation of project into
the Municipal Development
Plans: P5,000 per town/city
Registration cost for 20
organizations: P1,000/org'n.
Field day @P 2,500 per ICFP
Project Site
Veg. recipe contests
Farmers field school
program@P50,000 x 2
Nutrition campaigns/

Sub-total of budget
support for LGUs














III. Materials and

Operating Expenses
(budget to be provided
to LGU

1. Personal services

2. Travel (Attending
others outside the
Travel - PME

ICFP Chair and ICFP Vice

Chair/LPRAT Co-chair (1 per
town): Honoraria @
P3,000/mo. x 12 months
(Municipal Nursery (3)
Honoraria @P2,000/mo x 12
Barefoot Technician (2
clusters upland/lowland
areas) (2) @P3,000/mo x 24




ICFP Chair/Representative:
P2,000/mo x 24 mo


Barefoot Technician


2nd &

(Gasoline Allowance)
@P1,000/month x 24 month


3. Vehicles

1 motorcycle @P 80,000


4. Logistics

1 Laptop with printer @



1 Camera


1 LCD Projector


5. Office Supplies &


Field: P50,000/yr x 2 yrs



ANNEX 1 . Recommended world-class tropical fruit varieties for the

Only the best fruit varieties should be planted to make each town a
fruit bowl and to develop a competitive fruit industry. The fruit
varieties in the list are recommended for each town to select from.
Local varieties:
1. Sweet Elena - Reputedly the sweetest mango in the world, good ripe
fruit quality
2. Lamao - One of the original parents of carabao mango, sweet good yield
and taste
3. MMSU Gold -Large fruited selection of Ilocos, Large, very sweet fruit
when ripe
4. Abra Delicious- Best tasting mango variety of the Northern Provinces
5. Nueva Ecija Sweet FCDF sweet mango selection
6. Efondo -Item 6-16: The best selections of mango varieties at the Mango
Research Station in Guimaras, Iloilo).
7. Talaban- - Items 12-16: constitutes some of the best Philippine export
mango varieties.
8. Fresco
13. Guimaras 73
9. Super Galila
14. Guimaras 77
10. Tanleon
15. Guimaras 84
11. JTA Sweet
16. Guimaras 85
12. Guimaras 72
Exotic high-end foreign mango varieties:
17. Millenium (Taiwan) - Up to 1.5 Kg per fruit, thin seed, not sour when
green but very sweet and non-fibrous when ripe
18. Lancinita (Costa Rica)- Up to 3.0 kg per fruit, not sour when green,
very sweet when ripe
19. Eating Green (Thailand)- Crispy, non- sour when green, good for
snack, sweet when ripe
20. Chokanan (Thailand)- Non-sour when green, good for snack, no fruit
fiber, very sweet
21. Nam Dok Mai (Thailand) - Premium mango variety of Thailand, fruits
during the rainy season, resistant to Anthracnose
and other diseases. Less crop protection cost.

22. Golden Queen (Taiwan)- Large fruited, very sweet, non-fibrous when
23. Vietnam All Season (Vietnam) - Produces fruits up to 4 times/yr,
large up to 1 kg per fruit
24. Vietnam Delicious (Vietnam)- Premium mango variety of Vietnam
25. Malaysia Sweet ( Malaysia) Most popular variety in Malaysia
26. Malaysia Sour (Malaysia)- Reputedly the most sour mango variety in
the world; good for
making mango salad, green mango juice,
and chutney
1. D-24 (Malaysia)- One of the best Malaysian varieties; very sweet,
first fruiting in 3 years
2. Madur 88 (Malaysia)- One of the newest and good performing durian
varieties of Malaysia
3. Chanee (Malaysia)- Traditional Malaysian variety
4. Duyaya- Selection from Chanee, large fruit
5. Monthong (Thailand) - Most famous large fruited Thai durian variety,
firm flesh, mild sulfuric
smell, thin seed and sweet
6. Dramontong (Monthong selection)- Matures in 90 days compared
to 120 days for other var.
7. Puang Manee (Thailand)- Medium fruit. Popular due to its affordable
size, resistant to
Phytophthora disease
8. Puyat (Phil)-One of the most popular durian varieties in Mindanao
9. Arancillo (Phil)- Favorite of Mindanao, due to its slightly bitter taste
Galang (Phil)- High-yielding, big fruited selection of Mindanao
1. Magallanes (Phil)- Seedless, pink flesh, sweet when picked even
before it is fully mature.
2. Sanweloc (Phil)- One of the most popular pummelo varieties of
Nueva Viscaya
3. Red Chandler (Taiwan)- Large fruit (up to 1 kg), red, sweet flesh.
4. Chinese pummelo (Taiwan)- Very large fruit (up to 3 kg), white
sweet flesh
5. Thailand Red (Thailand)- Very sweet, soft red flesh, good for fruit
salad or fruit snack
6. Thailand White (Thailand)- Very sweet, soft cream flesh
7. Pitchit (Thailand)- Newest Thai pummelo variety
8. Vietnam Red (Vietnam)- Very sweet red flesh, emerging as one of
the most popular pummelo
variety of Asia
9. Vietnam White (Vietnam)- Early bearer, sweet soft flesh
Milomas (Malaysia)- Early bearer, very sweet juicy flesh
Florida (USA)- Early and heavy bearer, sweet red juicy flesh

1. R-5 (Phil) - FCDF selection: big soft thick tuklapin flesh, considered
the Macapuno type
2. R-13 (Phil) Large fruited, thick tuklapin flesh, attractive reddish
3. Sacay (Phil) - Large fruited, very delicious with thick tuklapin
4. Maharlika ( Phil) Traditionally, a very popular variety in the Phil.
due to its sweet taste
5. Rong Rian (Thailand)- Most popular with medium sized fruit
with thick sweet flesh, and long
shelf life (3 weeks). Yields up to 0.5
ton/tree at full bearing age.
6. Sematjan (Indonesia)Large fruited with thick sweet tuklapin
flesh. Yields up to one ton/tree at full bearing age ( available Apr
7. S-2 (Malaysia) - Large fruited with thick tuklapin flesh. Yields up to
3 tons/tree at full bearing age in typhoon-free areas (available Apr
1. Paete Sweet (Phil)- Large fruit, sweet with a tinge of sourness with
latex; bitter seed
2. Longkong (Thailand)- High-yielding, large fruit, sweet, latexless,
almost seedless. Most in
demand lanzones variety in the world
3. Duko-1 (Indonesia)- High-yielding, large fruited, sweet even when
slightly green
4. Duko-2 (Malaysia) -High-yielding, large fruit, sweet even when
slightly green
5. Duko Terranganu High-yielding, large fruit, sweet even when
slightly green; long shelf life
1.Thai White (Thailand)- White flesh, bland taste. Heavy yielder; can
recover investment
in two years at current selling price.
2. Israel Red- Red flesh, sweet taste with good sugar-acid balance.
Heavy yielder; can
recover investment in first fruiting season (second year) at
current selling price.
All varieties are juicy and very sweet, no acrid taste.
1. Star Ruby (red)- Currently the most popular wax apple variety in
Thailand .
2. Macopa Green.
5. Macopa white
3. Macopa Maroon
6. Multi-fruited, attractive, pinkish-red
4. Macopa Pink
7. Yambo


All varieties are sweet and high yielding. 1. Tacunan green dwarf, bears in
3-4 yrs,;
1. Yusipeng - heavy bearer
medium-sized nuts but high
2. Mapino 22- big fruits, heavy bearer
2. Catigan green
dwarf; early bearing
3. Sau Manila- big fruits, continuous fruiting
3. Tall Selectionbiggest fruited variety in the
4. Gonzales -good taste, straight stem
country ; high
5. Variegated -attractive plant, heavy bearer
4) Macapuno- nuts
filled with meat; no water
1. Latexless (Phil)- Good bearer, sweet nice tasting flesh
2. EVIARC (Phil)- Best selection of Leyte, heavy bearer, good for making
3. Sinaba( Phil)- )- High flesh yield, almost no fiber in fruit
4. Tinambaga (Phil)- Best selection of Batangas, sweet,
5. SRO (Phil)- Best selection of Ilocos Norte
6. Cervantes Gold- Best selection of Ilocos Sur
7. UPLB gold (Phil)- Most popular selection of U.P. Los Baos
8. Victoria (Phil)- Selection of Dr. Roberto Coronel
9. Malaysian selection (Malaysia)- Most popular variety of Malaysian
Thai selection (Thailand)- Most popular variety of Thailand
( very sweet, thick flesh)

Thai sweet tamarind

All the introduced varieties below are very sweet with curved or straight,
long and thick shelled pods.
1. Kantee
4. Prakaithong
2. Preai
5. See Thong
3. See Chompul
6. See Thongbol

7. FCDF selection

1.Mangosteen: Thai and Malaysian varieties
2. Mandarin orange Ambassador variety from Thailand, reputed to be the
sweetest mandarin orange in the world, sweet, medium
size fruit, resistant to diseases
3. Guyabano Sweet variety and Large-fruited
4. Star apple (Caimito) Green and Violet varieties- large, sweet fruits
5. Avocado Large fruited variety, up to 1 kg per fruit ( Cardinal)
- Medium fruit, seedless variety ( Evergreen)
- Dwarf, early fruiting ( FCDF Sel.)
6. Guava Best exotic varieties of Thailand, Brazil, Philippines

ALSO AVAILABLE are the best varieties of

Giant Duhat, Thai Star
Fruits, seedless Atis, Pili and other kinds of indigenous fruit
trees. Also included in the nursery collections
are the most
beautiful and expensive ornamental palms in the world (e.g.
bismarc, red latania, velvet palm, Princess palm, Queen palm, King
palm, fox tail palm, green-stem palm, green bamboo, pole bamboo,