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.

Wallis and Futuna forestry team to be assisted by SPC
Friday, 01 June 2012 08:01
(L-R) Taifisi Folituu, David Devynck and Inoke Ratukalou (Director LRD)

‘We are very grateful to SPC for facilitating our visit to Fiji,’ said David Devynck, a forest engineer with the Wallis and Futuna State Department ....
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Regional consultation of REDD+ Policy Framework
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:39

About 30 people, representing 10 Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and regional organisations, are currently attending a meeting to discuss a Pacific ....
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SPC encourages Agroforestry as an integrated farming approach
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 13:59
Fiji and Vanuatu participants share their experience on Agroforestry

The concept of agroforestry is not new; it is an old farming system with a new name. It has been practised for years, ever since farming systems were ....

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SPC signs MOU with the Forestry and Forest Products Research institute of Japan
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 14:53

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Forestry and Forest products Research Institute ....

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