Pinol said under the 'Bantay Kagubatan' program that he submitted to Lopez, 'Lumad' (indigenous peoples) would be asked to engage in tree farming 'with intercrops
of cacao, coffee, abaca or black pepper.
element-invisibleBusiness ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1"The program calls for the engagement of farming families and tribal people in tree farming with intercrops
of cacao, coffee, abaca or black pepper," he said.
The larger interspaces between the wide spaced sugarcane rows can be utilized by the intercrops
for better exploitation of the natural resources like light, soil moisture, nutrients and carbon dioxide.
Several scientists have been working with cereal- legume intercropping systems and proved its success compared to the monocrops  Some studies have indicated that intercropping was more productive than sole cropping because of the complimentary effect of intercrops
such studies included amaranth with cowpea, cucumber with cowpea , maize with cowpea  and cassava with cowpea 
These studies indicate that intercrops
do not compete for environmental resources over time across a given area because of the differential competitive abilities of the plant species used.
This is consistent with results of a a study conducted by Taguiang (1989) who reported that corn/mungbean, corn/rice, corn/sugarcane intercrops
increased LAR values.
For this purpose, four intercrops
(chili, tomato, okra and cotton) and five plant spacings (10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 cm) were used in onion field crop.
Agroeconomic performance of carrot x looseleaf lettuce intercrops
in two strip arrangements.
1], which improves soil fertility, benefits intercrops
and subsequent crops, hence increasing their yields and saving fertilizer costs .
2010) reported that the contents of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium of soil following intercrops
were improved as compared to sole maize crop.
There is a need to start thinking of working collectively in a group where farmers can share the intercrops
that can be planted and also the revenue that can be generated.
It is reported that 50 to 80 per cent of rain fed crops are planted as intercrops
with sugarcane in many developing countries.