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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Thursday, December 11, 2008
Posted 6:59 PM by Tevita
[Promusa] Travel grants for the ISHS/ProMusa symposium"International Banana Symposium: Global Perspectives on AsianChallenges" through CTA Seminar Support Programme
From : email@example.com
ProMusa, in collaboration with the Guang Dong Academy for Agricultural Sciences (GDAAS), the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and Bioversity’s Banana and Plantain Regional Network for Asia and the Pacific (BAPNET), is organizing the “International Banana Symposium: Global Perspectives on Asian Challenges” in China in September 2009.
Participants are invited to apply for a travel grant from the Seminar Support Programme (SSP) of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1) They must be ACP nationals and reside in one of the 79 ACP countries that are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement (http://www.cta.int/about/acp.htm).
2) They should belong to one of CTA’s main target groups: researchers, planners, extension workers, governmental and non-governmental agricultural and rural development agency staff, rural associations (producers’ organisations, women’s organisations and rural youth).
3) They must have an accepted presentation (oral or poster).
Please note that representatives of the private sector are also eligible as candidates and that female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Please be aware though, if you have received funding from the SSP two times within the last five years, you would not eligible to apply this time.
The criteria document is attached; please refer to it for full details.
If you meet the outlined criteria, please fill out the attached application form and send it to the attention of Karen Lehrer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Note that the CTA will cover the economy-class airfare and accommodation for succesfull applicants. The applicant will be responsible to cover other expenses, such as per diem allowance, registration fee, visa-related expenses, and local travel in applicant’s country and in China. The organizers regret that they will not be able to waive the registration fees.
Please send your application to Karen Lehrer (email@example.com) by 28 February 2009.
If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact Karen Lehrer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Commodities for Livelihoods Programme
Parc Scientifique Agropolis II
Cedex 5 - France
Tel: +33 (0)4 67 61 29 00
Fax: +33 (0)4 67 61 03 34
Bioversity International is the operating name of the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)and the International Network for Improvement of Banana and Plantain (INIBAP)
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