A blog maintained by Tevita Kete, PGR Officer
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji Islands
This weblog documents the activities of Pacific Agricultural Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN), along with other information on plant genetic resources (PGR) in the Pacific.
The myriad varieties found within cultivated plants are fundamental to the present and future productivity of agriculture. PAPGREN, which is coordinated by the Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), helps Pacific countries and territories to conserve their crop genetic diversity sustainably, with technical assistance from the Bioversity International (BI) and support from NZAID and ACIAR.
SPC also hosts the Centre of Pacific Crops and Trees (CEPaCT). The CEPaCT maintains regional in vitro collections of crops important to the Pacific and carries out research on tissue culture technology. The CEPaCT Adviser is Dr Mary Taylor (MaryT@spc.int), the CEPaCT Curator is Ms Valerie Tuia (ValerieT@spc.int).
PAPGREN coordination and support
Mr William Wigmore
Mr Adelino S. Lorens
Dr Lois Englberger
Mr Apisai Ucuboi
Dr Maurice Wong
Mr Tianeti Beenna Ioane
Mr Frederick Muller
Mr Herman Francisco
Ms Rosa Kambuou
Ms Laisene Samuelu
Mr Jimi Saelea
Mr Tony Jansen
Mr Finao Pole
Mr Frazer Bule Lehi
Interested in GIS?
Thursday, October 17, 2002
Posted 2:13 PM by Luigi
Christina Tuitubou is our librarian here at SPC. Recently she has pointed us to the following websites of interest to the Pacific:
Australian Development Gateway
“A new website designed to enable people in developing countries to easily access electronic information produced by Australian organisations that is relevant to development. It currently covers four sectors: agriculture, education, health and ICTS. Further sectors will be added in 2003, commencing with governance.”
“Papuaweb is a collaborative project (launched 8 Aug 2002)
between the two universities in the Indonesian province of Papua – Universitas Negeri Papua (State University of Papua) in Manokwari and Cenderawasih State University (The Bird of Paradise State University) in Jayapura - and the Australian National University. The website is at an early stage of development, but has already assembled a wide variety of research materials about Papua, including a bibliography of recent publications related to Papua, a world wide web virtual library, annotated bibliographies and a digital library. The website will provide free and unrestricted access to these research resources.”
KIT Web Special: Gender and Natural Resource Management:
-Case studies: papers written by practitioners and experts from the South.
-Bibliography: selected, recent references of printed and online fulltext publications retreived from the catalogue of KIT Library and the Internet, respectively.
-Tools & methods: practical instruments, manuals, guides.
-Links : links to relevant organizations and wesbites.
-News & events: presents news items and announcements of conferences, courses and other events.
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Agrobiodiversity Weblog: For discussions of conservation and sustainable use of the genetic resources of crops, livestock and their wild relatives.