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, June 22, 2005
Posted 2:34 PM by Luigi
Participatory 3D mapping in Fiji
In Fiji, close to 100 residents of Ovalau Island depicted their spatial knowledge on a 1:10,000-scale relief model assembled by students of local high schools. Data featured on the model (97 legend items!!) were later extracted and imported into a GIS environment for further use in the contexts of collaborative planning, NRM and cultural heritage preservation.
More information on the Ovalau experience including extensive photo-documentation is available at http://www.iapad.org/applications/plup/ovalau.htm and http://www.iapad.org/applications/plup/photo_gallery_ovalau.htm
Giacomo Rambaldi (CTA)
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