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, March 06, 2005
Posted 6:18 PM by Luigi
Cook Islands and Samoa ratify the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)
From Sydney Suma, Coordinator: Biosecurity & Trade Facilitation, SPC.
I wish to inform all PPPO Member Countries that Cook Islands and Samoa have now ratified the new revised text (1997) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and thus are now Contracting Parties to the IPPC. As the Secretariat of the PPPO we extend our congratulations to Cook Islands and Samoa on their wisdom and we look forward to working closely with them and assisting them on their application of the IPPC and its principles.
The PPPO Secretariat also wishes to encourage other (PPPO) Member Countries who have yet to deposit their instruments of ratification to take the step taken by Cook Islands and Samoa and ratify the IPPC. There are numerous benefits from being a Contracting Parties to the IPPC and are explained in the information materials circulated to you respective offices previously. However should you require more information on the IPPC or its objectives your Secretariat is too happy to disburse the relevant information to you.
Cook Islands and Samoa now join Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands as Contracting Parties to the IPPC from our region.
Coordinator: Biosecurity & Trade Facilitation
Land Resources Division
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Private Mail Bag Service, SUVA
Ph: (679) 337 0733, Fax: (679) 337 0021
Ph D/L: (679) 337 9231
(Secretariat to the Pacific Plant Protection Organisation)
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