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, May 29, 2006
Posted 2:52 PM by Luigi
Vacancy: Network Coordinator, Melanesia Farmer First Network
The Melanesia Farmer First Network, started in 2001, promotes food security, sustainable agriculture, rural livelihoods and health through its network of member non-government organizations in Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. The Network supports exchanges of regional expertise, capacity building of partners, advocacy and development of national, regional and international networks to support the aims of the partners – improving the livelihoods of rural communities of Melanesia through sustainable agriculture development.
Main areas of responsibility:
Will be responsible to and accountable to the management committee made up of representatives of the partner NGOs.
The network is housed by one partner NGO: Kastom Gaden Association in Honiara, Solomon Islands. The NC will be employed under the KGA wages structure and conditions – ie a management level Solomon Island NGO package. Relocation costs and the package are negotiable depending on the qualifications and experience of the applicant.
For more information on the network refer to website: http://www.terracircle.org.au/mffn
Apply via email by sending your up to date CV, contacts of at least 2 referees and support letters if possible, and a letter explaining the key points of why you are applying for this position and what you would bring to the network. Must be available to start work for a handover period starting no later than 19th June 2006.
Send to: email@example.com with the subject: NC Vacancy application
Enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 2nd June 2006. Short listed applicants will be interviewed 7th June.
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