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Title: The South Pacific Forestry Development Programme

Author: Tat, Tang Hon;

Date: 1992

Source: In: Conrad, Engene C.; Newell, Leonard A., tech. cords. Proceedings on the session on tropical forestry for people of the Pacific, XVII Pacific Science Congress; May 27-28. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-129. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station: 17-20

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Only a few countries in the South Pacific are large enough for industrial forestry to be a key component of the national economy, but forests provide benefits to many people. The United Nations FA0 South Pacific Forestry Development Programme was established in April 1988, at Port Vila, Vanuatu, with a $385,000 budget, and 14 nations participating. The Programme's aim is to "upgrade the status of forestry in the participating countries." The Programme, which extended to December 1991 with a budget totaling $1,046,121, has carried out a variety of development activities, including training, documentation, resource assessments, and species trials. Extension of the Programme beyond 1991 has not yet been decided. A number of projects that it could support have been proposed.

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Tat, Tang Hon 1992. The South Pacific Forestry Development Programme. In: Conrad, Engene C.; Newell, Leonard A., tech. cords. Proceedings on the session on tropical forestry for people of the Pacific, XVII Pacific Science Congress; May 27-28. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-129. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station: 17-20

 


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