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, December 17, 2003
Posted 11:36 PM by Luigi
Biopolicy and Biopolitics in the Pacific Islands
Hard copies of "Biopolicy and Biopolitics in the Pacific Islands" by Lopeti Senituli of Tonga are available (please send your full mailing address) from The Edmonds Institute at:
The paper was delivered at the conference "Within and Beyond the Limits of Human Nature: A Working Conference on the Challenges of the New Human Genetic Technologies" held in Berlin, October 12-15, 2003.
The Edmonds Institute is a non-profit, public interest organization dedicated to education about environment, technology, and intellectual property rights. Their website is at http://www.edmonds-institute.org.
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