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).
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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, July 11, 2006
Posted 5:21 PM by Luigi
Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Conference Underway in Tahiti
Tuesday: 11 July 2006, Tahitipresse
Following preceding events in French overseas territories, in the Reunion (2000), Guadeloupe (2001), and Guyana (2004), the Fourth international Conference on Aromatic and Medicinal Plants opens Monday in Tahiti and continues to July 13th.
The purpose of this event is to promote the knowledge and enhanced value of these plants from Polynesia and from all the overseas departments and countries in general.
The interest for natural resources, more particularly those coming from high level endemicity zones, is growing, whether it be at a scientific level, for the comprehension of our world; at an industrial level, in search of new active molecules to patent; or at a political level for regional development. It is therefore our responsibility to protect and enhance the value of the latter.
The main objectives of this conference are to define the knowledge on Aromatic and Medicinal Plants in its present state and to create scientific and technological exchange between the overseas departments and countries and other Pacific regions. Information on the legislation and regulation enforced in France, Europe, United States and China, will also be provided.
More info: http://gepsun.upf.pf/spip/
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