Papua New Guinea – North
Papua New Guinea
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has commissioned a four year forestry research project to support PNG’s Forest Policy Medium Term Development Plan to increase the area of planted forests in PNG from 62,000ha to 150,000ha by 2025.
The program, managed through the University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia) as a collaboration with various government, NGO, private sector and community partners in PNG, aims to identify how community forestry in PNG can be enhanced and scaled up to achieve better economic, social and environmental outcomes. Its activities currently focus in three areas: the Eastern Highlands, the Ramu-Markham valleys and the Madang region.