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, February 28, 2006
Posted 7:57 PM by Luigi
Coconut genetic resources book out
COGENT has a new book out on Coconut Genetic Resources (Pons Batugal, V. Ramanatha Rao and Jeffrey Oliver, editors). In addition to general sections on collecting, conserving, using and exchanging germplasm, there is a regional synthesis of research in the Pacific by Tom Osborn and the following country studies:
Cook Islands: W Wigmore and T Mataora
Fiji: V Kumar and T Kete
Kiribati: M Tenang
Papua New Guinea: M Faure
Samoa: A Peters and K Jayashree
Tonga: P Taufatofua and K Jayashree
Vanuatu: JP Labouisse and J Lahva
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