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).
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Monday, October 18, 2004
Posted 8:01 PM by Luigi
Community Health and Agriculture Show in PNG
Tony Jansen of Kasdom Gaden and Melanesian Farmers First Network has just sent in this report from Fred and Angelin of the FHRIP/CBHC Program. Family Health Rural Improvement Program and Community Based Health Care are two groups that have come together to run a community health and agriculture program in Tari district, in the Southern Highlands of PNG. FHRIP is a local group and CBHC is a national NGO that is part of the Nazarene Health Ministry. The show was supported by the Melanesia Farmers First Network with funds from Oxfam Australia.
The Community Health and Agriculture show held on the 16th and 17th of September 2004 was a great success. More than 1000 people attended the show from five CBHC communities and two Support Stations involved in the FHRIP/CBHC Programs in two electorates, namely Komo/Margarima and Tari/Pori.
On the second day of the show more than 1500 people attended because we put more activities into the program, like bicycle races, tag of war for male and female teams and running races etc. That was possible because the Tari District administration put in some money for the Independence Day celebrations to the CBHC show committee.
Some of the big displays at the show were:
As a result of the show two men came in from Hulia District saying that they want to organize their clan now to join the Tikibi CBHC community and a group of 4 people from another community of Kikita came and consulted our office and opened their account in the community credit scheme and said they will organize their community soon to get involved in the CBHC program.
The show really opened everyone's eyes and in the near future every community in the Hela region will be involved in the FHRIP/CBHC Program.
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