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.

Land management plan endorsed
Thursday, 16 September 2010 13:50

The Fourth Regional Meeting of Heads of Agriculture and Forestry (HOAFS) endorsed an initiative for improving land management and minimising conflict ....

Sustainable land use to address impact on desertification
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 13:38
New opportunities for land use have arisen in Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) in recent years as a result of the expansion of the mar....
Sustainable land management for food security/land conflict minimisation
Friday, 23 April 2010 12:14
Land is important for food security, shelter, community development and economic prosperity.

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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