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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Sunday, April 22, 2007
Posted 3:05 PM by Tevita
New PAPGREN Coordinator
Hello. This serves to inform you that I have just started work as the new PAPGREN Coordinator, taking over from Luigi Guarino, who now works with Global Crop Diversity Trust in Rome, Italy. Luigi was in Fiji for the First International Breadfruit Symposium from the 16th to the 19th of April 2007 and he extended his stay for a few more days at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in Nabua to ensure a smooth transition.
One of the things that I would like to ensure is continuation of this PGR News from the Pacific. I know that the flow of information has slowed down since Luigi left in December, but I hope it will pick up again now that I am on board. Please send me any items of news or information you would like to share with the other 500 or so people on the mailing list, and thank you for your continuing interest in PGR News from the Pacific.
Best regards, and I look forward to continuing to inform you on PGR issues in the Pacific.
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