In order to implement the policy objectives, Strategic Actions in Forestry and Reforestation sector are summarized as follows;
The Forest Policy's Strategies are:
- Forest Conservation;
- Sustainable Forest Management;
- Capacity Development;
- Forest Economy and Markets;
- Community Governance;
- Monitoring and Law Enforcement;
- Transparency, Work Conditions, Incentives and Integrity
It is important to note that the strategies, goals, objectives and expected results outlined below are not listed in order of priority. The government and involved stakeholders will decide on the prioritization of the NFP implementation through annual, mid-term and long-term planning.
b) Identify new provisions for inclusion in the new Forestry Bill.
c) Amendment of relevant provisions of the FRTU Act.
d) Consultation with relevant stakeholders such as land owners, provincial governments, ministries, forest industries, NGO’s, CBO’s etc.
e) Submit drafting instructions to Attorney Generals Chambers.
f) Draft Bill submitted to Cabinet.
b) Facilitate Utilization training workshops in the Provinces on Sawing techniques and timber grading.
c) Assist Rural Training Centre’s with downstream processing equipment.
d) Provide logistic assistance to local stakeholders by provision of freight subsidy
e) Facilitate overseas markets for saw millers through Value Added Timber Association(VATA)
f) Establish a Timber yard in Noro
g) Provide logistical support for the Utilization monitoring, promotion of resource awareness programs on sustainable forest management(SFM) and Forest Stewardship Council Certification(FSC).
h) Impose effective log monitoring and auditing of Timber operation.
i) Enforce compliance to felling and milling license conditions.
k) Management of timber rights acquisition.
l) Effectively assess timber market price.
m) Develop central database system for the ministry.
b) Promote Reforestation and plantation development through community awareness, social media and publications.
c) Improve research capability for quality planting materials to be used in reforestation and plantation development.
d) Increase seed production and distribution.
e) Liaise with Provincial governments to allocate land for permanent seedling banks (Nurseries).
f) Establish enrichment trial plots to develop guidelines for rehabilitation of logged over forest areas.
g) Identify and liaise with Farmers associations to increase land allocated for reforestation or plantation development.
h) Continue to improve and expand current reforestation activities through quality control and seed or seedling supply.
i) Liaise with licensees to support reforestation on logged over forest areas.
j) Continue to provide technical support to farmers through trainings and field demonstrations.
k) Improvement and expansion of provincial residences, offices and resources to effectively implement the program.
l) Revised the village based forestry extension network for effectiveness & efficiency delivery.
b) Establish new National Herbarium Research laboratory and offices equip with proper equipment.
c) Conduct Biological expedition, Botanical and Ethno-botanical, ecological and bio-diversity survey
d) Collect plant samples to investigate other non-timber forest product(NTFP)
e) Develop and establish terrestrial Park.
f) Improve and enrich the plant Conservatory, Botanical nursery and Orchid house.
g) Develop and Establish National Herbarium plants data base.
h) Promotion, up-keeping and maintenance of Botanical Garden.
i) Effective Herbarium Curation and management
j) Strengthen International, regional and local linkage-collaborative research program.
k) Establish the necessary institutional and individual capacities required to develop full REDD+readiness in the Solomon Islands.
l) REDD+ Readiness supported by effective, inclusive and participatory management process through that is broad-based, include multi-stakeholder consultation and engagement.
m) REDD+ stakeholders have a comprehensive understanding of the potential benefits and risk associated with REDD+
n) Preliminary capacity developed for forest reference emission levels/reference levels (RE/RL) formulation and measurement, reporting and verification(MRV).
b) Revisit old government plantations at mile six in Gizo, and North New Georgia in Western province and Lata in Temotu province for the possibility of inviting genuine investors for the purpose of reforestation enterprise similar to KFPL and Eagon Forest Products limited.
c) Liaise with Provincial governments for provincial government lands for the purpose of development of forest plantations on a medium to large scale.
e) Identify private land holders such as individuals, companies, institutions and churches for the purpose of development of small, medium to large scale forest plantations.
f) Liaise with appropriate line ministry (Ministry of Lands and Housing) for acquisition of land for forest plantation development on a large scale basis.