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.

Forests, land use and people are linked
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 14:52
Dr Wulf Killmann - HEAD of GIZ Pacific

Forests, land use and people are closely intertwined and inter-dependent. These were the views of Dr Wulf Killmann – Programme Director and Senior Adv....

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Balanced forest policies and strategies are needed for sustainable development
Monday, 12 May 2014 12:23

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is running an e....
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Agroforestry demo site excites Fiji’s Minister for Primary Industries
Friday, 11 April 2014 14:19

‘This is what we need for other localities in Fiji and we are fully supportive and appreciative of SPC's initiative in such activities.’

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International Day of Forests
Monday, 24 March 2014 15:47

In a message to commemorate the International Day of Forests on 21 March, Inoke Ratukalou, Director of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) ....

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