About MTSC

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Produce quality seeds of Industrial tree plantation Species (ITPS)  and other indigenous tree species.


MTSC Brief History

  • 2007 Link with CSIRO for Public Linkage program  – Work Attachment in Australian Tree Seed Center (ATSC), Australia
  • February 15, 2008  Creation of Mindanao Tree Seed Center ( Convergent of ERDS 10, 11  and 13)
  • April 2009, DOST-PCARRD approved “ITP Action Program on the Establishment of Commercial Plantation and Efficient utilization of Wood Products in Caraga.”
  • Project 1.1. Seed Collection and Management of  Mindanao Tree Seed Center cum Production of Quality Seedlings . (2009 -2012)

  • 2014, ERDB funded the construction of MTSC Building and procurement of equipment.

 


FUTURE PRESPECTIVE OF MSTC

The center will cater the storage of highly valued genetic material of Philippine plant species that could be stored in seed vault for gene conservation.

Seed link with other country’s Tree Seed Center for possible exchange seeds and scientific information.

  • Australia Tree Seed Center, Australia
  • National Tree Seed Centre, Canada
  • Kerala Forest Seed Centre (KFSC), India

Seed link with other country’s Tree Seed Center for possible exchange seeds and scientific information.

  • The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres from the North Pole.

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