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

Ecotourism

Eco-tourism can provide viable economic alternatives to logging (Barekasi Rainforest Reserve)

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
Logging

For decades unsustainable logging by Asian logging companies takes place in the Solomon Islands.

Honey farming

Member of the Katazo Honey farmers network (Choiseul)

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

Stories from the field: Iulyn Kapi, Boeboe, Choiseul.

Stories from the field: Iulyn Kapi, Boeboe, Choiseul.

Boeboe is a remote village in Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands. The community is predominantly reliant on agriculture and fisheries production for their livelihoods. However, the geographic location of the village limits community members’ capacities to generate income and access markets to sell their crops and fish products. Compounding this problem is the increasingsea-level, which threatens the fertility of soil for agricultural production, and the impending threat of logging and mining...
University students (SINU) visit timber export activities in Honiara

University students (SINU) visit timber export activities in Honiara

While loading a container with sustainable produced timbers the members from the Tarelavata tribe, a FSC certified partner in Choiseul, were pleasantly surprised by a visit of forestry university students who were interested to see the containerizing of timbers for export first hand. The practical field trip was organized by the Ministry of Forestry who is also facilitating the export of the timber for the NRDF-FSC members. The almost 20 cubic meter...
Honey extractors for Voza and Sasamunga honey farmers

Honey extractors for Voza and Sasamunga honey farmers

March 2016: Because of the good achievements by the honey farmers in Voza and Sasamunga villages, NRDF has supplied both groups with some new honey farming equipment. As the number of members and the production of honey by the Katazo honey farmers’ network in Sasamunga have increased, NRDF upgraded the network with a new four frame extractor. This will enable the farmers to extract honey much faster and service more...
NRDF supported honeyfarmers increase production

NRDF supported honeyfarmers increase production

Honey farmers in Choiseul Province have this year increased their production. Over a hundred litres of honey arrived in Gizo last week, which is also expected to land on shelves of shops in Honiara soon as the honey harvest continues this year. Last year the honey farmers in the NRDF project areas produced 220 litres of honey and this year, in January alone, the farmers produced 108 litres of honey....
Forest management and Certification workshop in Choiseul

Forest management and Certification workshop in Choiseul

A five 5-days workshop was conducted at Voza village, Choiseul Province. 16 forest resources owners and sawmill management staffs were trained in sustainable forest management and FSC certification. The workshop was co-facilitated by NRDF and SPC and covered the following subjects: Introduction in Sustainable forest management, FSC certification, Forest survey and inventory (Photo), forest management planning and mapping and Chain of Custody/Value chain concept. In the evening open awareness sessions...
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