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.

Heads of Forestry Meeting Leaves Paperless Trail
Thursday, 25 February 2010 13:39
paperlessWith all the talk about protecting the environment and sustainable resource utilisation, the organisers of the third Pacific Heads of Forestry meeting....
Regional Workshop on Forest Carbon Assessment and Monitoring in Pacific Island Countries
Thursday, 25 February 2010 12:40


Forests are vital to the well-being of the people in the Pacific Region.  They provide food, medicine, wood, fibre, energy and water, ....

Agroforestry – The future of global land use
Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:27
The 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry was held at the United Nations Conference facilities in Nairobi, Kenya 23–28 August 2009. The congress was joi....
UNFF supports Pacific Heads of Forestry Meeting
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 11:00
The Director of United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Ms Jan McAlpine applauded the Secretariat of the Pacific Community for organising the Pacific H....
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We acknowledge our major donors/partners in supporting Forestry initiatives in the Pacific