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.

Financing sustainable forest management of Pacific forests
Friday, 31 October 2014 08:23

A three-day workshop organised by Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) on the topic '....

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Regional forest inventory training in the Pacific
Saturday, 06 September 2014 08:33

More than 20 participants representing six Pacific Island countries attended a two-week training regional workshop on forest inventory held in Labasa,....

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SPC supports agroforestry in Tonga
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 13:48

‘I’m totally convinced by the concept of agroforestry and I want similar training for all extension officers in my ministry.’

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SPC runs agroforestry training in Vanuatu
Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:57

A two-day agroforestry workshop was recently organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Vanuatu  with the main objective of enhanc....

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