Forest and Trees

Forests and trees play significant roles in the lives of Pacific Islanders, economically, socially, culturally and environmentally. In many Pacific island countries, especially on the smaller islands and atolls, agroforestry and tree crops provide most of the food, medicines, construction materials, firewood, tools and myriad of other products and services that cannot be replaced with imported substitutions. For the larger countries, forests have contributed significantly into their economic development in terms of foreign exchange earnings, employment and infrastructure development. Thus, a major challenge for Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) is to ensure sustainable management of their scarce and diminishing forest and tree resources, taking into account demands for economic development and the social and environmental needs of their growing populations, LRD-SPC is addressing this under its Forest & Tree programme.

Agroforestry project to enhance value chain of selected crops
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 14:47

Suva Fiji – A four-year project to enhance value-added products and environmental benefits from agroforestry systems is being rolled out in Fiji, Papu....

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Boost for sustainable forest management in Fiji, Niue and Tonga
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 13:29

A joint project between the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management (APFNet) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has b....
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FAO collaborates with SPC for sustainable forest management
Friday, 31 October 2014 09:08

On 27 October a regional workshop was held at the Novotel Hotel in Lami, Fiji, with the main objective of providing an update on the progress of a pro....

 
Financing sustainable forest management of Pacific forests
Friday, 31 October 2014 08:23

A three-day workshop organised by Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) on the topic '....

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We acknowledge our major donors/partners in supporting Forestry initiatives in the Pacific