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, June 26, 2005
Posted 2:48 PM by Luigi
FAO Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Islands (SAPA)
FAO-SAPA, based in Apia, Samoa, has a website here. This is what it says about the role of the office: "Our tasks are to assist the government and local communities of the Pacific islands, in developing sustainable food sources, preventing environmental degradation and supporting stable, political development in the region. We aim to improve the well being of the people of the Pacific island countries through the application of agriculture, and with the management and sustainable development of their living resources. The Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific collects, analyses and disseminates information relating to nutrition, food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries. It provides farmers, scientists, government planners, traders and non-governmental organizations with essential information to make rational decisions on planning, investments, marketing, research, training. It also provides independent advice."
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