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Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI)

ELTI is a program of the Yale School of the Environment. ELTI trains and supports people from all sectors and backgrounds to restore and conserve tropical forest landscapes using strategies that support biodiversity and livelihoods.

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Visayas State University Institute of Tropical Ecology & Environmental Management (ITEEM)

The Institute of Tropical Ecology & Environmental Management at Visayas State University in Baybay, Leyte, was established in 1998 to sustain the ecological research and development activities of the University. In partnership with the Deutsche Gesselschaft fuer Technische Zuzammen arbeit (GTZ), it conceptualized and established “Rainforestation Farming” in the early 1990s as a way to integrate sustainable food production with biodiversity protection and balanced ecosystem functions. The Institute continues to play a major role in developing and further refining Rainforestation through ongoing research and extension activities. It also promotes the dissemination and implementation of RF throughout the Philippines through trainings, cross visits, and by providing technical assistance to Rainforestation implementers.

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World Agroforestry (ICRAF) - Philippines

ICRAF is a centre of science and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, it develops knowledge practices, from farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and environmental sustainability.

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