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.

Carbon Assessment Workshop
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 09:20

Full report on carbon Assessment and Monitoring workshop held in Nadi Fiji at Tanoa International Hotel in 2012.

Forests are fundamental to the well-....
Melanesian countries discuss forest carbon rights
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 10:48
Group photo

SPC, through its Forests and Trees team in the Land Resources Division (LRD), has organised a two-day regional workshop in Nadi, Fiji, on forest carbo....

SPC supports the region with forest genetic resource reports
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:25

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) through its Land Resources Division has been working very closely with the forestry departments of seve....

SPC collaborates in a project to convert senile coconut into veneer and plywood
Thursday, 02 August 2012 15:58
Inception meeting in Suva

A new four-year research project aims to develop the technologies, processes and expertise to produce high quality veneer and veneer products from s....
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We acknowledge our major donors/partners in supporting Forestry initiatives in the Pacific