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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Thursday, November 20, 2003
Posted 8:09 PM by Luigi
Harnessing the Potential of Horticulture in the Asian-Pacific Region
September 1st - 3rd, 2004
This regional conference, co-hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Societies for Horticultural Science (AuSHS and NZSHS), features Asian-Pacific horticulture. It is being held in conjunction with the Vth ISHS International Strawberry Symposium (4 to 8 September) as well as biennial meetings of the Board, Executive, and Council of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) being held from 25 to 31 August.
The programme includes the following sessions:
1. Achieving commercial potential - Case Studies from discovery to commercialisation.
2. Harvesting the genetic potential.
3. Reaching the potential for sustainable horticulture.
4. Building bridges: international collaboration.
5. Education and training.
6. Innovative production systems.
7. Sensory and post-harvest technologies.
More at the following website: http://www.aushs.org.au/conference/index.htm
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