The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

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Resident orientated reforestation project working towards the revitalization of Typhoon Haiyan afflicted areas in Iloilo, Philippines

Activity grant

Project Description

OISCA is working alongside Philippine's Department of Environment and Natural Resources and local government bodies to regenerate 50 hectares of forests destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan by using conventional tree and fruit tree species resistant to wind damage. This project is expected to bring revitalization to affected areas through hiring opportunities in forest management and afforestation for local residents hit by the disaster. Furthermore, this project contributes to the reduction of overall disaster risk and increasing the resilience of poverty stricken areas.

Grant year
FY14/3 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years
October 2014 - September 2017
Grant amount
7,210,000 yen
Activity region
Ajuy, Iloilo, Republic of the Philippines
One shot from an organizational meeting with the residents of Buddy Aangan village. The aim of the organizational meetings is to encourage active participation by residents to identify and eliminate problems in the target areas.

Overview of the Organization

Toshihiro Nakano, Chief director
Toshihiro Nakano, Chief director
Establishment purpose
Based on the spirit and ideas of the OISCA International, which is qualified as an advisor to the UN Economic and Social Council, industrial development in developing countries is promoted, along with projects related to global environmental conservation. The corporation aims to contribute to the sustainable development of a wide global society along with forming friendly relationships with various countries.
Recent activities
Asia, Asia Pacific Region
123 full-time staff members, 10 part-time staff members, 10 full members
Annual operating budget
7.44 billion yen in 2012, 7.60 billion yen in 2013, 9.55 billion yen in 2014
WEB site
Collaborating organizations
Reforestation Committee, Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines, OISCA Iloilo branch
Recent activities
21 research centers in 10 countries have been established, and almost 20,000 trainees have received training in the fields of agriculture, homemaking, and manufacturing. 321 areas in 15 countries benefitted from sustainable development projects, such as sericulture in the Philippines and agroforestry in Indonesia. With the support of 4,788 volunteers, 17,391 hectares of highlands, mangrove forests, and Fiji's coral reefs with deteriorating environments have been restored in countries such as Japan, Thailand, and Bangladesh.