The purpose of this brief is to provide relevant and up-to-date information and views on participatory approaches for agriculture and forestry development in the Pacific.

Indigenous people and their local communities have a vital role in environmental management and development because of their knowledge and traditional practices. States should recognise and support their identity, culture and interests and enable their effective participation in the achievement of the sustainable development.
Ministerial Conference (2000), agenda item 21

Prepared by: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Land Resources Division in collaboration with our working partner.
Date: April 2008