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, September 24, 2007
Posted 4:12 PM by Tevita
Let's Go Local High School Club
From : Lois Englberger
I would like to share about the exciting news of the Let's Go Local High School Club!
Last Friday 21 September, twenty-seven of the members from two schools, PICS and SDA, gathered together, dressed brightly in their yellow LET'S GO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL t-shirts, and went to two elementary schools, Ohmine and Kolonia, sharing the Yellow Varieties message.
They taught Class 5 and other students, see the attached photo here with John Ryan teaching about the Pohnpei Bananas poster (thanks to Sylvia Nennis for the photo!).
Gailliard Eliou (President) led the arrangements including arranging the t-shirts, which were kindly donated by the Pohnpei Diabetes program, thank you Robina Anson for your help!
Ryan Yamada (Vice-President), Marvin Obispo, Miyuki Paul and Jeffrey Bonaparte were some of the others helping in the presentations.
Thanks are also extended to Kun Isaac, making the arrangements with the high schools for the release of the students for the one-hour period, and with the elementary schools, and to the four principals and all teachers and students involved.
How exciting to see youth teaching youth, thank you Let's Go Local and all!
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