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?
Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Posted 8:34 PM by Luigi
An interesting initiative:
The Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation
Inventory of Regional Conservation Activities
Designed to help increase effective conservation, the Inventory is a dynamic, living record of conservation projects and activities in the Pacific Islands, providing
- Information on current conservation activities in the Pacific Islands Region in order to increase effective conservation action
- A means for keeping this information current, updated and easily accessible
- Contact details for key players in conservation in this region for the purpose of increased collaboration
- A general overview of activities in the region to bring newcomers quickly up to speed.
The Inventory of Regional Conservation Activities is supported by:
* South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
* New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID)
* The Nature Conservancy
* World Wildlife Fund
* The University of the South Pacific
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Agrobiodiversity Weblog: For discussions of conservation and sustainable use of the genetic resources of crops, livestock and their wild relatives.