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, October 23, 2006
Posted 3:24 PM by Luigi
From Dr Lois Englberger.
We have exciting news! Sight and Life, a humanitarian initiative of DSM Nutritional Products based in Switzerland, has now completed the nutrition documentary filmed in Pohnpei. You may refer to our email on August 29, 2006.
The purpose of the documentary is to discuss issues relating to global nutrition problems, including micronutrient deficiencies and nutrition- and lifestyle-related chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Dr. Klaus Kraemer, Head of Sight and Life, has now generously offered to provide copies of the completed documentary to other agencies, in addition to those who were most involved in the filming. If your agency is interested, please send me your up-to-date postal address, or email directly to Anne-Catherine Frey at Sight and Life, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again Sight and Life!
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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