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Video: Sustainable establishment and management of Mahogany woodlots on Niue Island

05/06/2017 Niue

Over the years, rapid and unregulated clearance of forestland for farming, mainly subsistence farming has impacted greatly on the area and quality of forests. The Government of Niue through the Ministry of Agriculture, planned to convert currently abandoned ex-forestry plantations back to natural and productive forests under the concept of ‘demonstration forests’ where production and conservation efforts are balanced and the resources are continually managed.

This audiovisual manual has been produced to assist the government, forest department, and landowners of Niue and other Pacific Island countries with the establishment and management of mahogany plantations and woodlots. The sustainable timber production will contribute to the income of landowning communities, while reducing utilization pressure on natural forests and ecosystems in protected areas.

The video has been produced by Landcare Research New Zealand in collaboration with FAO and the Government of Niue, and is a key outcome of FAO's Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded Forest Protected Area Management project and FAO’s country programming framework for Niue.

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