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 27, 2006
Posted 7:52 PM by Luigi
Resources on traditional foods and nutrition
From Lois Englberger.
A new CD-ROM intended as a teaching material resource has just been produced by Teaching-aids At Low Cost, a United Kingdom-based group, with financial support by UNICEF. It is exciting that among the many materials presented from around the world there are also some from the Pacific, including those from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Lifestyle Health Section and the Island Food Community of Pohnpei. These include SPC’s new health/nutrition Fact Sheets, the Pohnpei Bananas poster and booklet, and the Kiribati pandanus poster. Each item (mostly produced between the year 2000 and 2005) is presented with a short explanation about its use. All contributors are listed with their contact details.
To request a copy of the CD, please contact TALC at firstname.lastname@example.org. You need to send your name, affiliation/organisation, full postal and email address, and the reason why you want the CD. As funds are limited, TALC may ask you to pay a delivery charge, especially if you want multiple copies. More details of the CD will be posted on the TALC website http://www.talcuk.org/, which also gives information on other TALC nutrition-related education materials.
The picture shows Lois with the CD and one of the resources it contains, the Pohnpei bananas poster.
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