Track Record Pacific Island Projects has been supporting natural resource management initiatives since 2005. We're proud of our track record to-date, and pleased that one project nearly always leads to another.
Apr 1 2012

Focus Area

Project-004-1-300Community driven development (CDD); forests, climate change and REDD (FCCREDD); communication, learning and knowledge building (CLKB).


Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research / AusAID


Australian National University, Australia


November 2011 to April 2012


Morobe, Madang and Western provinces


The 5-year project commenced in January 2005. It aims to foster the adoption of commercial-scale high-value tree growing by landowners in a small number of pilot regions where the prospects for adoption are promising, and where on-ground results can be realised within the life of the project.

Specific objectives are to:

  • Define commercial tree production systems for priority species in pilot regions;
  • Assess landowner decision-making in the context of candidate tree species and production systems;
  • Develop business models and strategies to facilitate adoption, in conjunction with investment and implementation partners (businesses, government, NGOs & CBOs – community-based organizations);
  •  Implement strategies in the pilot regions in conjunction with landowners and investment and implementation partners;
  • Communicate project knowledge and learning to interested parties outside pilot regions.


Pacific Island Projects is currently assisting the Australian National University develop a Tree Growers Tool-Kit that helps Papua New Guineans improve their livelihoods by growing high-value trees. The tool-kit concept is derived from the Communication Strategy Paper prepared for ACIAR Project FST-2004-05: Value-adding to PNG agroforestry systems.

Pacific Island Projects is responsible for keeping the communication channels open through its website, e-bulletin and mobile phone service. We're also coordinating the preparation of a tool-kit "pack" containing specific tools for specific messages with reference to the project's research findings and in consultation with project partners and landowner representatives.