National action plan to combat desertification / land degradation and to mitigate against drought
Fiji has recognised that land resources development and management as one of the key development issues identified in the National Strategic Development Plan. The unsustainable uses of the resources due to increase in population and encroachment of marginal to steep land for agriculture and other uses have caused land degradation. This due mainly to increase deforestation, logging, intensive sloping land cultivation and livestock farming. The consequences of this unsustainable practices have resulted in Fiji requesting donors for technical and financial assistance for the formulation and implementations of plans and strategies such as the Integrated Watershed Management Plan, National Plan for Natural Disaster Management and others plans to be able to reduce or minimises unsustainable uses of resources.