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NRDF supports sustainable timber harvesting and forest management by local landowners and communities.

Bee keeping

Beekeeping helps communities learn many different skills such as carpentry, business, marketing and food processing.

Ecotourism

Ecotourism can provide viable economic alternatives and contributes to knowledge exchange between different cultures

reforestation

Forest restoration and reforestation are ways to restore and/or increase the functions of the forests. Here's a nursery of young local timber trees in Vella Lavella.

milling

Safe milling techniques and personal safety are used in operations that are FSC™ certified under NRDF's FSC™ group management certification.

Timber collection

Transport of timber between different islands and Provinces is done by sea freighting and local canoe transport

Timber floating

Women transporting (floating) timbers to earn some extra cash income for their families.

Canoe
As a Non-Governmental Organisation, NRDF believes that natural resources are intrinsically beneficial to the well being of local people and their environments and strives to provide sustainable resource management opportunities to communities in the Solomon Islands in order to protect these precious natural resources for current and future generations.

Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainable Forest Management

Through forest sustainability, NRDF is actively working with Choiseul and Western communities to set up sawmilling businesses through infrastructure, training and networking. This type of timber harvesting is much more sustainable for the communities.

Forest Conservation

Forest Conservation

Through sustainable forest management, communities are able to draw a higher proportion of income from their timber resources and NRDF encourages these communities to set at least 10% of their land aside for conservation.

Livelihoods

Livelihoods

While NRDF successfully works with sustainable sawmilling and forest management, we also base activities with women and non-landowner groups on other income generating activities including honey, coconut oil, soap, and small agricultural projects.

Recent News

News from the field: Mary Zautu, Rarakisi Village, Choiseul

News from the field: Mary Zautu, Rarakisi Village, Choiseul

Mary is a single mother of 3 children, living in the village of Rarakisi, Choiseul Province. In 2013 she became a honey farmer under the NRDF honey programme. She is keeping one hive with her family and has since harvested 26 bottles (300ml) of honey which she sold at the local market. Leftovers from harvesting are always appreciated by her children who love the sweet taste of honey (photo: Mary (right) harvesting honey with...
DMF support Forest for Life Programme

DMF support Forest for Life Programme

The Dutch Millennium Foundation (DMF) has agreed to support the Forest for Life programme for the coming two years. DMF is a non for profit organization in the Netherlands, supporting climate and millennium goals initiatives. DMF has been a partner with NRDF for many years and has supported   successful programmes such as the Leona reforestation programme and the Barekasi rainforest conservation project.  DMF also provided support for some women projects...
NRDF in the first group of successful PACAM grant applicants

NRDF in the first group of successful PACAM grant applicants

NRDF is one of the nine organizations which have submitted successful applications for PACAM grants. The announcement was made on September 1, 2014 at a reception attended by climate change stakeholders, diplomats and CSOs, at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel in Apia, Samoa (Photo). The Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM) is a five-year USAID project that provides grants to civil society organizations throughout the Pacific Rim in support of climate change adaptation...
PES pilot project with Live & learn

PES pilot project with Live & learn

As part of its climate change/REDD+  programme, NRDF has signed an agreement with Live & Learn to collaborate in developing two pilot projects in Choiseul Province. The project, which is funded by GIZ , aims to introduce activities that are part of the so-called Nakau programme. The Nakau Programme is a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) programme focussing on community‐based forest protection and enhancement and sustainable development. The purpose of...
First honey harvest by Choiseul bee farmers

First honey harvest by Choiseul bee farmers

The production of 30 litres of honey this month by bee farmers in the project areas in Choiseul showed the great potential the honey programme has in these areas. In four villages (Boeboe, Gorabara, Rarakisi and Sasamunga) farmers joined NRDF staff members  to harvest  honey from their hives. Especially the hives in Rarakisi and Sasamungaga showed an excellent honey production due to the good location of the hives and the...
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