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, February 28, 2005
Posted 3:48 PM by Luigi
Participatory natural resources management in the Pacific
The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released "Collaborating for Sustainability: A Resource Kit for Facilitators of Participatory Natural Resource Management in the Pacific." This kit is one of a number of resources being produced with the support of international Waters Project (IWP) and other programmes within SPREP and other regional and international agencies that give more attention to these human factors in natural resource management. Some of the material and approaches are new and innovative. The document is based on the premise that addressing environmental problems more often than not involves multi-stakeholders at local, national or international levels making resource management challenging work indeed. It has been proven in many projects across the region that outcomes are more likely to be sustainable and people’s well-being and livelihoods improved if stakeholders participate in resource management initiatives during the very early stages of project planning and design and all key stakeholders play a role in decision-making.
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