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, November 20, 2006
Posted 4:28 PM by Luigi
Time to say good-bye...
As some of you may know, I'll be leaving the Pacific in a few weeks, in mid-December in fact, on completion of an almost five-year stint as PGR Adviser at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community here in Fiji. It's been great working in the Pacific, getting to know some of you in person, others via email only, and making "PGR News from the Pacific" available to you all.
Many thanks to those who took the on-line survey. That showed great support for continuing this service and I'll work very closely in the future with my successor (whoever that will be) to make sure that that happens. So please bear with us if postings are a bit less frequent than usual during the next few weeks. We'll think of ways to make the service more interactive too, so that any of you can contribute directly. One possibility is to transfer the mailing list to Google Groups or a similar service, though also maintaining the blog at http://papgren.blogspot.com. Any objections to that?
You may also be interested in a new blog I'll be contributing to. More general thematically and personal in approach than "PGR News from the Pacific", it is called "Agrobiodiversity Weblog" and you can find it at http://agro.biodiver.se.
Very best wishes to you all, and thanks for your collaboration and support during the past few years. I hope we'll stay in touch...
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Agrobiodiversity Weblog: For discussions of conservation and sustainable use of the genetic resources of crops, livestock and their wild relatives.