26 Aug 2015

Land reform a key priority for Solomon Islands

11:54 am on 26 August 2015

The Solomon Islands says land reform is a key priority and it is using a workshop this week to start debate on the matter.

The workshop gets underway today in Honiara.

Dubbed 'Building Successful Pathways for Land Reform', it will feature presenters and experts from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Vanuatu.

It is being organised in conjunction with the Australian National University and is part of the government's intention to drive land reform and development to allow landowners to better utilise land for economic ventures.

The government says it wants debate on the experiences of the customary land development around the wider Pacific.