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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Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Posted 5:04 PM by Luigi
Information on native and traditional Pacific Island agroforestry trees
A new project called the Traditional Tree Initiative—Pacific Islands will meet the needs of extension agents, producers, and land users for information on important agroforestry species. The project will produce a series of 6–12 page fact sheets covering 50 of the most important tree species in Oceania. Each fact sheet will provide detailed, practical information on products, uses, interplanting applications, environmental requirements, and propagation methods. Experts from around the Pacific are authoring the fact sheets, which will be freely available in electronic form via the internet. To receive project updates, please send an email to the project coordinator at email@example.com. The project is funded by the USDA and SPC/GTZ. Co-sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information:
Permanent Agriculture Resources
P.O. Box 428
Holualoa, HI 96725 USA
Tel: 808-324-4427; Fax: 808-324-4129
Traditional Tree Initiative — Pacific Islands: http://agroforestry.net/proj/tradtree.html
Agroforestry Guides for Pacific Islands: http://agroforestry.net/afg/book.html
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