Forestry

A review of the use of portable sawmills in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

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Project code
FST/2003/049
Program
Budget
AUD 149,989
Project leader
Ryde James
Duration:
APR 2005
AUG 2008
Project status
Concluded
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Overview

This project evaluated causal factors, based on a detailed study of a range of portable sawmilling operations, and then designed strategies for the more effective use of sawmills.

Project outcomes

  • Evaluated the social, economic and environmental outcomes, and relevant policies and regulations relating to the purchase and use of portable sawmills.
  • Identified and evaluated the critical factors leading to the greatest performance of portable sawmills in a range of contexts.
  • Devised strategies on how to increase the beneficial outcomes of portable sawmills in the region.
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Map of Papua New Guinea
Key partners
Australian National University
University of Melbourne
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Papua New Guinea Forest Authority
Papua New Guinea Ecoforestry Forum
University of Technology
Ministry of Forestry, Environment and Conservation
Solomon Islands Development Trust
Documents
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Final report FST/2003/049