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
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Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Posted 12:03 PM by Luigi
What is the Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species?
The Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species is a multi-stakeholder initiative established in June 2002 under the umbrella of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and currently hosted by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) at its headquarters in Rome, Italy. The Unit supports and facilitates the work on different aspects of underutilized species at different levels by networks, organizations, agencies and others around the world. The initiative aims at strengthening these stakeholders and encouraging new commitments for the development of underutilized species.
This is a test version of the GFU website.
If you'd like the GFU to include your organization in their database, fill in this questionnaire.
Coordinator GFU for Underutilized Species
Via dei Tre Denari, 472/a
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