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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Monday, August 18, 2003
Posted 8:20 PM by Luigi
Cook Islands National Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Stakeholder Workshop
This workshop will be held 26 – 28th August 2003 at the Manihiki Hostel, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. It is the fourth national PGR stakeholder workshop to be organized in the Pacific region this past year or so with support from the PAPGREN project. Mr William Wigmore, Director of Research at the Ministry of Agriculture, has been putting the workshop together. The expected outputs are as follows:
1. Increased awareness of PGR, including medicinal plants, conservation and use
2. Enhanced collaboration among stakeholders
3. Up-to-date information on PGR activities, including existing collections, threats and genetic erosion, stakeholder institutions, and key contacts
4. National priority activities, crops, and budgeted three-year workplan
5. Elements of a national PGR strategy
6. National coordination mechanism
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