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, November 18, 2007
Posted 1:11 PM by Tevita
SUB-REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON AGRO FORESTRY AND PLANT PROPAGATION IN THE NORTHERN PACIFIC
From : Cenon
The objectives of the workshop are to:
· Assess and evaluate existing Agro Forestry activities in the northern Pacific region and formulate research and development programme for Agro Forestry System that would be suitable for each countries in the northern Pacific
· Conduct training on plant propagation and other nursery practices including seed treatment and germination, potting and maintenance of seedlings, vegetative propagation/techniques, etc.)
The workshop will be held at Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.
The workshop will be held from 26 – 30 November, 2007.
WORKSHOP TENTATIVE PROGRAMME
The first day of the workshop will be set aside for the review and assessment of traditional agro forestry practices on member countries, country reports, technical presentations and discussion. The second day of the workshop shall be set aside for the formulation of a research and development programme on Agro Forestry for each participating countries in the northern Pacific. This will incorporate recommendations on future strategies, and possible regional projects for implementation. The third day will be on site visit of agro forestry farms and suitable sites within the vicinities of Pohnpei. The fourth and the fifth day will be set aside for hands on training on plant propagation techniques using the local facilities of the Forestry and Agriculture Department in Pohnpei.
The workshop will be organized by the Forests and Trees Programme, Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and with co-funding support from the SPC/GTZ – Pacific German Regional Forestry Project.
Participants will be from the nine (9) countries in the northern Pacific Island Countries and Territories (American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Palau, Kiribati, Republic of Nauru, Guam, the Marianas Islands and Tuvalu).
Main target group will be extension officers? technical officers of the respective forestry/agricultural agencies who are currently involved in agro forestry and plant propagations in their countries and territories.
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