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, November 03, 2004
Posted 12:38 PM by Luigi
Nutrition in Micronesia
Just received from Dr Lois Englberger in Pohnpei.
I would like to share with you that I will be presenting three posters at the International Vitamin A Consultative Group meeting and International Zinc Consultative Group Symposium in Lima, Peru, November 15-19. For one of these Adelino Lorens is a co-author. The three abstracts are titled:
Acknowledgements and warm thanks are given to the funding agencies: Sight and Life, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Australian Government, Thrasher Research Fund, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Atlanta Center for Nutrient Analysis and Howard University for laboratory analyses (taro).
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