image
Track Record Pacific Island Projects has been supporting natural resource management initiatives since 2005. We're proud of our track record to-date, and pleased that one project nearly always leads to another.
Dec 1 2050

Welcome from the managing director

PGPD_SabuinWelcome to Operation Painim Graun na Planim Diwai! Our goal is to plant 800,000 hectares of trees for commercial, domestic and conservation purposes by the year 2050. All 21 provinces in PNG are expected to contribute 1,100 hectares of trees every year until 2050. This means a total of 23,100 hectares of trees planted each and every year.

The PNG Forest Authority cannot do this alone. We need the support of all forestry stakeholders including landowners, government agencies, civil society groups and the timber industry. In addition to expanding our commercial plantations on state land, we're promoting multiple land-use arrangements that sustain the short-term needs of customary landowners whilst waiting for their trees to mature.

We look forward to collaborating with you!

Mr. Tunou Sabuin, Acting Managing Director, PNG Forest Authority, Port Moresby

 

Growing the renewable resource sector

KamarerePNG's Vision 2050 aims to "develop and grow the manufacturing, services, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism sectors" leading to a strong, broad-based, competitive economy with high disposable household incomes. By 2050, the renewable resource sector is expected to generate around 70% of GDP, with forestry supporting wealth creation through on-shore processing of logs and establishment of tree plantations.

Operation Painim Graun na Planim Diwai (PGPD) aims to fast-track the PNG government's afforestation and reforestation strategies, leading to 800,000 hectares of new trees planted by the year 2050. To realize our national goal, each province is expected to plant over 1,100 hectares of trees each year.

The program will assist tree planting operations on both customary land and state land; working through the PNG Forest Authority's regional and provincial forestry offices.

 

Painim graun (secure land)

Package_-_webThe program's landowner awareness concept comprises four steps (A-D) that encourage customary landowners to secure land that is suitable for tree planting operations. The PNG Forest Authority's regional and provincial forestry offices are equipped with multi-media awareness tools that help landowners to think about two important questions:

  • Why plant trees?
  • Am I ready to plant trees?

Landowners who are interested to learn more about trees are invited to register with Operation PGPD. Landowner groups who plan to establish a tree planting project can then apply to Operation PGPD for assistance.  PNGFA staff and approved local partners collect landowner registration and application data using either pen and paper, mobile phones or tablet devices. There's also an online gateway for viewing and analysing the data collected in tables, charts and maps; supporting reforestation planning, decision-making and service delivery at all levels. 

Some introductory awareness pamphlets are listed below for viewing, downloading and printing-out (double-sided on single folded A4 sheet):

Go to the Resources section of this website for more information about the Landowner Awareness Pack.

 

Planim diwai (plant trees)

Operation PGPD assists tree planting operations on both customary land and state land; working through the PNG Forest Authority's regional and provincial forestry offices. Many landowners can plant trees in and around their village, including:

  • Planim_diwai_3Along a land boundary
  • With cash crops
  • With food crops
  • Around their house

Some landowners can also plant trees in abandoned areas to:

  • Add value to grasslands
  • Improve wetlands
  • Restore logged over forests
  • Restore old gardening areas

The PNG Forest Authority will sign community tree planting agreements with successful applicants that have met the program's competitive selection criteria, including:

  • Organisational status
  • Community resources
  • Land-use plan
  • Estimated costs and returns

 

Who are we working with?

PGPD_Photo_4Operation PGPD is financed by the PNG Forest Authority with support from the Reforestation Levy and the Public Investment Program. Activities are led by the Authority's Forest Development Directorate and undertaken with hands-on assistance from five partner organizations in PNG:

The PNG Forest Authority is keen to build long-term partnerships with landowners, government agencies, civil society organisations and the timber industry. The program kicked-off with a series of regional planning workshops; bringing together forestry officers and local stakeholders.

For more information, please call the Operation PGPD helpline on 327 7906/7197 3850 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

How can we communicate with you?

save_Moa_-_web

The project communicaton strategy combines multi-media awareness resources with hands-on training and support services. The PNG Forest Authority's regional and provincial forestry offices are responsible for encouraging landowners to contribute towards PNG's national and provincial tree planting targets. This website provides open access to the communication resources listed below.

PNG forest authority news

Tree growers news

Subscribe to our Tree Growers News Updates

Landowner awareness pack

Go to the Resources section of this website for more information about the Landowner Awareness Pack.

Register with Operation PGPD

Call the Operation PGPD helpline on 327 7906 or 7197 3850.

Comments

Send us Your Comments

Photos

                       PGPD_LAP

In February 2017, Mr. Tunou Sabuin received the Landowner Awareness Package from Pacific Island Projects on behalf of the PNG Forest Authority.

PGPD_Photo_1PGPD_Photo_2PGPD_Photo_3

During 2016, regional workshop activities included community tree planting, group discussions and testing of awareness tools and techniques

PGPD_7

Highlands regonal workshop participants

Project focus area: Communication, learning and knowledge building (CLKB), Community driven development (CDD), Forests, climate change and REDD (FCCREDD)