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, August 29, 2006
Posted 2:15 PM by Luigi
Nutrition documentary in Pohnpei
From Dr Lois Englberger
We are happy to share with you that Sight and Life, a humanitarian initiative of DSM Nutritional Products, based in Switzerland, has featured Pohnpei and island foods in an article in its current issue, 2/2006 on pages 39 and 40.
This article presents information related to their visit to Pohnpei for filming a nutrition documentary, as led by Dr. Klaus Kraemer, head of Sight and Life.
We are happy to share with you that there are many colorful photos in the article including the Sight and Life team, an aerial view of Pohnpei; a Pohnpeian schoolgirl of Mand Community smiling and eating Karat, the State Banana of Pohnpei; Governor Johnny P. David of Pohnpei with Dr. Klaus Kraemer; Welsihter Hagilmai of the College of Micronesia-FSM Land Grant program teaching a Class 4 group of Mand schoolchildren how to prepare Three Banana Fruit Salad (with Karat); Pohnpei tuna at a small fish market; myself measuring a waist circumference; and a farewell luncheon for the Sight and Life team hosted by the Island Food Community of Pohnpei.
Thank you again Sight and Life for the great article and your support for promoting island foods and thank you to all our partner agencies featured in the article and film!
Lois Englberger, PhD
P. O. Box 2299
Kolonia, Pohnpei 96941 FM
Tel: 691-320-8639 Fax: 691-320-4647
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