A farmer from the Bollukan Farmers Organization extracts latex (inset) from a rubber tree in a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) National Greening Program (NGP) plantation site at Barangay Bollukan, Laak, Davao de Oro. The DENR has partnered with the organization for the cultivation of 600-hectare rubber and mixed forest trees plantation, wherein 215.9 hectares are dedicated to rubber trees. This year, farmer beneficiaries, each with two-hectare rubber tree plantations, have started to harvest as much as 130 kg of latex every 15 days, which they are able to sell at a very competitive price. The NGP plantation also has coffee, cacao, indigenous trees, and various species of trees for timber. The program is being implemented in coordination with the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office- Maco in DENR Region 11. ###