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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Monday, January 10, 2005
Posted 1:11 PM by Luigi
From Dr Yohannes Samosir of the School of Land and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane.
Dr Gabrielle Persley, Mr Mike Foale, Assoc. Prof. Steve Adkins and I are developing the idea of establishing Coconut World, a coconut-based theme park for education, research and tourism. The project idea has been discussed for more than a year, including the meeting in Bali in April 2004. We are now trying to discuss the idea to see the possibility of Coconut World Australia in northern Queensland, particularly around Cairns. We therefore would like to organise a coconut conference in Cairns sometime this year. The conference would cover various issues on coconut.
I am looking for some suggestions and gesture of interest from as many people as possible.
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