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, January 18, 2005
Posted 1:38 PM by Luigi
The Traditional Tree Initiative--Species Profiles for Pacific Island Agroforestry
From Craig Elevitch, Project Coordinator (email@example.com).
Species Profiles for Pacific Island Agroforestry aims to meet the needs of educators, extension agents, researchers, producers, and land users by creating a concise, practical, user-friendly information resource for traditional Pacific Island agroforestry species. The project is producing a series of 12-24 page species profiles covering 50 of the most important species in the region. Each species profile provides detailed, practical information on the uses, products, interplanting applications, environmental requirements, and propagation methods for each species. A group of 30 leading authorities in traditional and native Pacific Island species is authoring the species profiles. The profiles will be freely available in electronic form at http://www.traditionaltree.org./ As of 18 January 2005, 20 profiles are posted and available for comment.
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