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Aug 1 2015

Focus Area

Project-007-1-250Community driven development (CDD); forests, climate change and REDD (FCCREDD); communication, learning and knowledge building (CLKB).

Donor

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research / AusAID

Client

James Cook University

Duration

December 2009 to November 2014

Location

Madang, East New Britain and Western provinces.

Description

Project-007-2-250The production of high quality timber and other forest products from planted trees and forests represents a significant development opportunity for PNG. Inadequate supplies of germplasm (seeds or planting stock) remains an important constraint to the development of such an industry. The project aims to develop germplasm supply and delivery mechanisms for teak and other locally desirable species through:

  • Installing “core” germplasm production units in each hub;
  • Securing existing genetic resources of teak and other species
  • Enabling and exemplifying local germplasm production and/or delivery though establishment of working pilot projects;
  • Determining viability of local commercial nurseries as sustainable germplasm delivery mechanisms, and, depending on findings, promote their establishment;
  • Facilitating scaling-up by monitoring, adapting, documenting and disseminating approaches /results of project activities and by promoting tree-planting.

Services

Pacific Island Projects is contracted to coordinate activities within the project’s East New Britain hub with the project’s national and international partners, as well as realize the following specific project outputs:

  • Develop and pilot-test a methodology for enabling target communities to identify the most appropriate local priority tree species and planting arrangements;
  • Determine the viability of local commercial nurseries as sustainable germplasm delivery mechanisms;
  • Produce a set of cost effective outreach materials and next generation awareness and teaching materials.