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.

Tree seed technology training conducted in Fiji by CSIRO and SPC
Friday, 13 December 2013 08:57

A one-week training on tree seed technology was recently conducted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and SPC....

 
SPC Conducts Agroforestry Training in Northern Fiji
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 14:24

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Land Resources Division conducted two-day training in Tabia, Labasa on agroforestry concepts, plant p....

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Forest conservation is vital for sustainable development
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 07:59
2013 RFTM in Nadi

The important role of forests in mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration has made it even more critical to ensure that forestry resourc....

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Regional action plan for managing tree genetic resources
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 07:49
Sairusi-acting LRD Director addressing the participants.

The draft strategic plan for the Pacific Island Tree Seed Centre (PITSC) was discussed in a pre-meeting session on Monday ahead of the Regional Forest....

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