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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Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Posted 8:09 PM by Luigi
Pacific Extension Summit
The Pacific Extension Summit will be held from 21-25 November 2005 at the International Dateline Hotel, Nukualofa, Tonga. It is being organized by SPC's EU-funded Developing Sustainable Agriculture in the Pacific (DSAP) project and CTA with additional sponsorship from FAO, ACIAR and GTZ.
The Extension Summit, the first of its kind in the region, aims to strengthen support for Participatory Agricultural Extension (PAE) in the Pacific through promoting participatory approaches to identify problems and needs within the agriculture sector to senior policy and decision makers. It is anticipated that the Summit will result in the following outcomes:
Some participants will be sponsored to attend the Summit. Due to limited funding, other people interested in participating should contact the Secretariat via firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain more information. Check out the Summit website at www.spc.int/dsap/ExtSummit.
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