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.

SPC - Japan collaboration for better forestry sector in region
Monday, 07 March 2011 11:57

The Land Resources Division (LRD) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has, for the first time, collaborated with the Japanese government....

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Conserving forest genetic resources is imperative in the face of environmental change
Friday, 28 January 2011 07:59
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Forests play a multiple role; they are factories that produce fibre, timber and non-wood forest products; they provide water-catchment protection; the....

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SPC teams up with FAO to organise forest genetic resources training workshop
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:39

The Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the Un....

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Sandalwood has potential to alleviate poverty
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 07:31

Sandalwood has the potential to contribute to the improvement of living standards in Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs), but for this to....

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