Chicken, Sugar, Rice: A Balanced Diet for Watershed Protection .

Fact Sheet | January 25, 2019

This case study discusses how Filipino policymakers in Bago City developed a conservation financing model to protect its local ecosystem and to better educate its residents. This occurred by way of USAID’s Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+WISER) Program.

Rather than allowing deforestation to continue, and by extension affect the watershed of its rice-growing community, the Filipino municipality of Bago City, enacted a conservation financing model to protect the watershed and better inform the population. The Bago City government receives technical support through the Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+WISER) Program. This activity was jointly developed and implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippines’ Department for Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).