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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Sunday, January 16, 2005
Posted 4:09 PM by Luigi
Resources on agriculture in PNG
The "Agriculture in Papua New Guinea" website has links to all agricultural agencies in PNG, donor agencies who contribute to building the agriculture sector, press releases, global and national news, statistical data on agricultural marketing and commodity prices etc.
Especially useful is the page on publications, which includes a link to the PNG Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. According to the website: "the Ag. Journal, as it is also known, deals with recent advances in tropical agriculture (including livestock, forestry and fisheries). It includes papers on rigorously executed research which has either been carried out in PNG and South Pacific or is of special interest to primary producers in this South Pacific region. Its distribution is to universities, colleges, research stations and provincial officers, libraries within Papua New Guinea and to many libraries, universities and research institutions overseas."
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