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 Jimi Saelea
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Thursday, September 28, 2006
Posted 2:24 PM by Luigi
Putting coconut to good use in Solomon Islands
Submitted by Arthur Wate on 28 September 2006, Solomon Star News.
LAST week Honiara was alive with the hosting of the National Trade and Cultural Show in Honiara.
The showcasing of local products has been the highlight of the show, which aims to show what the local market has to offer to any interested buyers.
Solomon Islands is blessed with immense resources as highlighted by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during his opening address of the show.
He said Solomon Islands must be proud of its resources and at the same time take stock in using them sustainably.
One of the most promoted products during the week long festival was coconut.
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