A country with a rich natural resources is a place for good investment.In order to preserve the beauty of the environment for the sake of the future generation,there must be an action that while doing a business it will create an atmosphere of biodeversity conservation and environmental protection.
In a recently biodersity friendly business forum in Makati there are issues being emphasized when it comes to protecting our natural resources such as who are the people involve in protecting the natural resources.What are the research being done to increase the production of raw materials and how is the marketing strategy in order that the business will sustained its earning potential.
There is one example like the bakong plants in Sta. Teresita Lallo,Baggao Cagayan, a business friendly community, after being discovered in a scientific method that the plants will be used as raw materials for making papers,baskets and other souvenir items,the mayor of the said community implemented a program that will help many people to be an entrepreneur.As the people engaged in the program,they will contribute in the protecting and maintaining the beauty of the environment.
According to the message of some invited indigenous people,they said that they are responsible in protecting a thousand hectare of land by not allowing anybody to damage the natural resources but they are poor materially.With the assistance of some organizations to them they have hope that their biodeversity friendly business will be successful and be a model business.In order for the business to be sustained there are 3's to be considered like connect to the market,conform to requirements and it must be competitive.
In business,although the manufacturers will use the same raw materials but with the ideas,passion and willingness to learned and be trained,the products will be patronize not only locally but also globally.It is also being revealed in the forum that there are 3 biodeversity contribution such as health,food and energy.Big pharmaceutical companies will depend on the plants as raw materials that's why the participants in different sectors of the society are encourage to be aware on the needs to conserve the natural resources.
In the message of Maurice Dewulf,country directocr of United nations Development Program,he emphasized the economic value of biodeversity and the goal of the said business.There is money in doing the business,while start in small capital because the business is profitable then many will enjoy doing it because they earn income and their place will be well-known also as tourist spot while they cooperate in preserving the natural resources.
By adopting good agricultural practices and with the help of the academe such as UP Institute of Small Scale Industry,DTI(Department of Trade and Industry)and other government and non-government organization,by participating in the biodeversity friendly business,there will be great development in the preservation of natural resources for the Filipinos and foreigners to live a meaningful life while staying in the country.