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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Friday, May 05, 2006
Posted 8:57 PM by Luigi
Micronutrients in Micronesia
From Dr Lois Englberger.
I would like to share with you that Micronesia is listed in the “2005 Global Report on Activities Related to Micronutrient Deficiencies for the 2006 United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) Working Group on Micronutrients”, which was presented at the 2006 SCN conference in Geneva this past March 2006.
This report lists Pohnpei (and Mand), FSM, Kiribati, and the Marshall Islands, and many of our partner agencies, describing activities and resources available as presented in the format required.
The report can be accessed from the Iron Deficiency Project Advisory Service (IDPAS) website (http://www.idpas.org/SCNReportSite/). The link will take you to a map where you can click on a region or country. You will be taken to the corresponding position on the summary table for that country, where you will be able to access the information each organization working in that area submitted.
For a more direct link you can go to this website: http://www.idpas.org/SCNReportSite/PacIslands.html which brings you to the map for this region. You can see there the countries that submitted reports on their micronutrient work, including the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Click on FSM and you will come to the Summary Table. This information I submitted along with comments provided by some of our partner agencies.
For the work in all three countries scroll down to Table 5, listing the work relating to Dietary Diversity to Improve Micronutrient Nutrition.
Thank you to Dr. Martin Bloem, WFP Chair of the UN SCN Working Group on Micronutrients for the recent communication on this and to all those working on this global report and for including Micronesia along with the other countries listed, and thank you also to all of our IFCP partner agencies for your contributions to our joint efforts.
Lois Englberger, PhD
Island Food Community of Pohnpei
P. O. Box 2299
Kolonia, Pohnpei 96941 FM
Tel: 691-320-8639 Fax: 691-320-4647
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