Find Forestry expertise in Fiji
There are around 1 million hectares of forest in Fiji, which cover almost 60% of the country’s landmass. While the majority of this forest is natural, plantations of palms and woods such as mahogany comprise about 15% of this. In 2008, wood products were Fiji’s third largest export commodity and the country exported almost 500,000 cubic meters of timber in the same year. Despite the large amount of forest in Fiji the industry contributes less than 1% to GDP and from 2008 to 2009 the sector declined by 9%. Fiji has a policy of not exporting logs, so all timber sawing and value-added activities for the industry must be conducted in country. Fiji Hardwoods Corporation Limited (FHCL) and Fiji Pine Limited are the two companies that handle timber production in the country. These were both subject to privatisation in the 1990’s, although as of 2011 FHCL remains majority-owned by the government.
|Forestry organisations in Fiji|
|Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests||