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 19, 2005
Posted 2:13 PM by Luigi
Island Food Community of Pohnpei website goes live
I would like to share with you that as of last Friday 17 June, 2005, our Island Food Community of Pohnpei website at http://www.islandfood.org/ has gone live. As it says on the IFCP Home Page, this website has been developed to create further awareness about the importance of island food and to share information about our non-governmental organization and its activities.
Jason Aubuchon and Pamela Joseph helped us tremendously on this and we would like to extend our thanks and acknowledgements to them.
Some of the sections there include:
Thank you again to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for providing the funds for developing this website, and to our other funding agencies including the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Australian and New Zealand governments, Task Force Sight and Life, Pacific German Regional Forestry Project, and the Centers for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment, as well as the universities and many other collaborating agencies with which we are partnering.
Dr. Lois Englberger, PhD
Island Food Community of Pohnpei
P. O. Box 2299
Kolonia, Pohnpei 96941 FM
Federated States of Micronesia
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