The Japanese International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) newly partnered project with the Ministry of Forest and Research, which is known as “The Project on Capacity Development for Sustainable Forest Resource Management (JICA-MOFR Forestry Project)” is a new elevation to many known collaboration programs.
A new online database for local flora or plant species in the country is now made available through the National Herbarium and Botanical Garden. Known as the ‘Plant Information System’ it keeps detail records and information of plants, including types, scientific names, location of origin and location or where to find in the country.
Sustainable Forest Resource Management (SFRM) is the way forward to making avail alternatives to sustainably utilize the current available forest resources of the country. It only needs better development and management options through capacity building which should control the future utilization of the forest resources, said the Ministry of Forestry and Research Permanent Secretary, Vaeno Vigulu.