Core Functions


Based on Executive Order 786 (1982)
  • Responsible for promoting natural resources development and conservation through involvement in pioneering and potentially viable production and marketing ventures or projects using new innovative technologies, systems, and strategies such as but not limited to stumpage sales systems, industrial forest plantations, and logging operations provided, however, that activities which compete with the private sector shall be avoided except in specific cases where the expected revenues of NRDC are earmarked for financing specific development projects such as establishment of industrial tree plantations and agro-forestry farms and assistance to small- scale miners.

Based on Executive Order No. 192 (1986)
Responsible primarily for promoting natural resources development and conservation through:
  • Direct involvement in pioneering but potentially viable production, use, and marketing ventures or projects using new/innovative technologies, systems, and strategies such as but not limited to stumpage sale system, industrial forest plantations or logging operations, rattan tissue culture, provided, however, that activities which compete with private sector shall be avoided except in specific cases were the revenue of NRDC are earmarked for a specific local developmental or social service.
  • Financing natural resources development projects undertaken by the private sector such as establishing industrial tree plantations, agro-forestry, small scale mining and retooling of the natural resources based processing industries to improve their efficiency and competitiveness; to discharge these functions effectively, it is hereby authorized to generate funds through debt instruments from various sources, and innovative income-generating strategies.
  • Promote the enhancement of forest renewal rate through intensified Industrial Tree Plantation promotion including the provision of incidental services such as extension of assistance on equity/capital, credit line/facilities, marketing and management.