Pacific Agricultural & Forestry Policy Network

Effective policies rely on good information. Policy makers from the region identified weak communication, poor engagement of stakeholders, and lack of timely information as constraints to the development of effective Pacific agricultural and forestry policies and the enforcement and implementation of existing ones. A robust regional information exchange was identified as a valuable tool to strengthen communication in the area of agricultural and forestry policy.

Sustainable Land Management



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Land and Women: The Matrilineal Factor (2008) Land and Women: The Matrilineal Factor (2008)

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Date modified: 08/18/2010
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The cases of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

How well is our understanding of the current status of women in relation to land tenure, land management and access to land in matrilineal societies in the Pacific? The question forms the central objective of this research by Joel Simo, Ana Naupa, Kristina Stege and Ruth Maetala and Dr. Elise Huffer commissioned by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in 2007.

The researchers attempt to improve our understanding of the roles of women over land in matrilineal societies in two dimensions. One dimension is examining women's role with respect to land. The second dimension is examining the role of women in leadership, including decision-making. Both dimensions are explored in terms of the past and the present thereby allowing for the changes that might have occurred over time to be observed and how those changes impact on women's current status with respect to land and leadership.

Editors: Kristina E. Stege, Ruth Maetala, Anna Naupa, Joel Simo & Elise Huffer
Prepared by: The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
Date: 2008

Copyright © Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat 2008

SPC AusAID Pacific Regional Land Initiative Concept (2008) SPC AusAID Pacific Regional Land Initiative Concept (2008)

Date added: 04/20/2010
Date modified: 08/18/2010
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National and local land policy reform efforts in the Pacific have the potential to be complemented by 3 ongoing regional activities: (1) the Land Management and Conflict Minimization (LMCM) agenda, (2) the Pacific Urban Agenda (PUA), and (3) the Pacific Land Program.

Prepared by: The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
Date: August 2008

Land Care Local Action - global progress (2009) Land Care Local Action - global progress (2009)

Date added: 05/31/2010
Date modified: 08/18/2010
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The Landcare movement is growing exponentially and its history matters. For this reason, this book have been drafted, in true Landcare for, by many hands. It brings together story after story of how Landcare is emerging in different geographical and cultural contexts- what has worked and not worked. The aim of this book is to provide insights into the nuts and bolts of the different experiences, how they came together and what the next steps may be. It is a snapshot in time but one that will serve as a resource to those who are going to take it forward in their own communities, countries and regions.

Edited by: Delia Catacutan, Constance Neely, Mary Johnson, Horrie Poussard, Rob Youl
Date: 2009

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SPC Paper - Sustainable Land Management for Economic Growth and Security (2008) SPC Paper - Sustainable Land Management for Economic Growth and Security (2008)

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Land is and integral part of the lives of the Pacific Island people and is the main source of livelihood for most. It is an essential part of people's cultural identity,binding communities together, and is an important element in social and political relationships.

Paper Prepared by: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Date: October 2008

Hope in a Climate Change (2009) Hope in a Climate Change (2009)

Date added: 05/10/2010
Date modified: 08/18/2010
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Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP)
Discussion Guide on Ecosystem Restoration

'Hope in a Changing Climate' helps to educate people worldwide about the potential of integrated poverty eradication and large-scale ecosystem rehabilitation.
The realization that human impact is negatively affecting climate change is not something that should frighten us into inactivity; exactly the opposite is true, it is a wake-up call to action. This crisis is showing us what our purpose must be in order to ensure future generations will be able to survive and thrive. Its is showing us the limits and the potential of human consciousness.

Founder: John D. Liu, EEMP
Date: 2009

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