|LRD Strategic Plan|
|Friday, 21 May 2010 11:26|
The mission of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is ‘to help Pacific Island people position themselves to respond effectively to the challenges theyface and make informed decisions about their future and the future they wish to leave for the generations that follow’. To fulfil this mission, SPC has three divisions, Land Resources, Marine Resources and Social Resources that carry out a widerange of programmes in areas such as health, statistics anddemography, culture, gender, youth and natural resources.Within this broad mandate, the Land Resources Division(LRD) is responsible for issues relating to land, agricultureand forestry. LRD’s key stakeholders are regional governmentdepartments that deal with land, agriculture, forestry,biosecurity and trade facilitation; smallholder farmers and farming communities; and the donor community.
LRD’s core business is to improve the food and nutritional security of the Pacific Community through the sustainable management and development of land, agriculture and forestry resources. This is accomplished through the delivery of technical support, training and advice to our member country governments in the areas of plant protection, conservation and use of plant genetic resources, animal health and production, agroforestry, sustainable systems for agriculture, forestry and land management, and biosecurity and trade facilitation. The mission of the second strategic plan reinforces the corporate vision, objectives and key initiatives of the Secretariat during its current plan period 2007–2012. Accordingly, LRD’s strategic plan encourages a stronger focus on members’ priority needs, and strategic engagement at both the policy and programmatic level. The aim of both plans is to ensure that the organisation works in true partnership with its member countries to fulfil their development aspirations. LRD is based at SPC’s Suva Regional Office, Fiji Islands, and has approximately 108 staff and an annual budget of around CFP 1,071 million (USD 10.71 million). Several staff are located in other countries and territories, including at SPC’s Northern Pacific Office in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, to facilitate delivery of our services to all members.