Land Management and Resources Policy Support

The promotion of sustainable resource management relies on creating the appropriate enabling policy frameworks for sustainable resource management. Such frameworks could include, for example, codes of logging practice and land use guidelines. LRD works with PICTs to develop or revise policies, plans and legislation based on national needs and priorities. A crucial aspect of this is ensuring that policy revisions take account of crossing-cutting issues such as climate change, food security, gender, youth.

Pacific forestry leaders to set regional targets for the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Friday, 11 October 2019 10:35
The Pacific Community has been supporting sustainable development in the Pacific, through science, knowledge and innovation since 1947. It is the prin....
Launch of the Pacific Soil Partnership
Friday, 24 October 2014 07:50
On 13 October 2014, four organisations hosted the launch of the Pacific Soil Partnership in Suva, Fiji.  This is a partnership of 22 Pacific Island na....
EU – SPC open Lautoka Project Office and sign Euro 4 million Contribution Agreement to assist Sugar
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 16:05

Mr Marcus Cornaro, the Deputy Director General of EuropeAid and Dr Jimmie Rodgers Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) w....

Workshop raises awareness on the voluntary guidelines for governance of land tenure
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 11:47
In partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is conducting ....
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Land Use Planning is becoming increasingly important in the Pacific. If demographic trends continue there will be increasingly urgent need to match land systems, soil types and land uses in the most rational way possible, to optimize sustainable resource development and management to meet the needs of society.

A participatory 'bottom up' planning process should begin at the local level utilizing fully the experience and local knowledge of landowners and users to identify priorities and to draw up and implement plans.

Some guidelines which need to be adapted to the local context are available at