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
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Mr Tianeti Beenna Ioane
Mr Frederick Muller
Mr Herman Francisco
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Ms Laisene Samuelu
Mr Jimi Saelea
Mr Tony Jansen
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Posted 12:20 PM by Tevita
Food Crisis the Focus of Global Summit
From : IPS News
"Urgent action is needed on two fronts – making food accessible to the most vulnerable, and helping small producers raise their output and earn more." - FAO
Feeding the Future - More IPS News
About Farmers, Without Farmers
ROME - Record high food prices and their impact on poor countries dominates the three-day UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) summit of world leaders this week in Rome. But the solutions to the food crisis cannot be left to governments only, according to several small farmers groups running a parallel civil society food forum.
"Food Production Must Rise 50 Percent"
ROME - Food production must rise 50 percent by 2030 to meet increasing demand, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders as they started a summit to deal with food price crisis.
LATIN AMERICA: Factors in Climbing Food Prices - A Baker’s Dozen
CARACAS - Where today’s high food prices are concerned, there are 13 villains of the piece: the structural and circumstantial causes associated with supply and demand, according to the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA), which says that to tackle them, regional cooperation is essential.
CHINA: 'Food Scarcity Creating New World Order'
BEIJING - Unprecedented food scarcity is beginning to dictate the rules of a new political order where individual countries are scrambling to secure their own food supplies with little concern for the rest of the world, says the founder of the Earth Policy Institute.
CARIBBEAN: Mega-Farms Could Ease Food Import Bill
GEORGETOWN - Early next month, Caribbean governments will host a global forum in Caricom's regional trade bloc headquarters Guyana in hopes of attracting international investors to the languishing agriculture sector.
Q&A: Lack of Food Is a "Persistent Myth"
Interview with IIED scientist Michel Pimbert LONDON - The current food crisis has revived the myth that the world doesn't produce enough food for its six billion people, according to Michel Pimbert, author of a new study that highlights local production as a potential solution.
Food Security Requires New Approach to Water
UNITED NATIONS - The ongoing food crisis, characterised by growing shortages and rising prices of staple commodities, has far reaching implications for the world's scarce water resources, says a new study released here.
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