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, February 02, 2005
Posted 3:30 PM by Luigi
Convention on Biological Diversity to discuss island biodiversity, 2010 target, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
SBSTTA Meets in Bangkok, Thailand, 7 to 11 February
MONTREAL, 31 January (Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat) -- The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity will hold its tenth meeting from 7 to 11 February 2005 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, with generous support from the Government of Thailand. The agenda items to be discussed by representatives of 187 governments and the European Community include the following:
Documents for SBSTTA, including press accreditation forms can be found at http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meeting.aspx?mtg=SBSTTA-10.
For more information, please contact David Ainsworth, Acting Information Officer at tel.: +1 514 287-7025 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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