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).
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Mr Tianeti Beenna Ioane
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Mr Herman Francisco
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Mr Jimi Saelea
Mr Tony Jansen
Mr Finao Pole
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Posted 2:59 PM by Tevita
NARI to host 2009 Agricultural Innovations Show
From : Didinet
The annual Agricultural Innovations Show will be staged at NARI’s Sir Alkan Tololo Research Centre at Bubia, Morobe, on May 5, 2009. This will be the third year of this “information exchange and knowledge sharing” event in which partner and collaborating organisations in agricultural and rural development will display and exhibit their innovations and improved technologies and interact with farmers and the general public.
The theme for this year’s occasion will be “Adapting PNG Agriculture to Climate Change”.
The Chief Guest will be the Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Michael Ogio. Other specially invited dignitaries are also expected on the one-day occasion.
All NARI research programmes throughout PNG will demonstrate and disseminate many of their new and improved research innovations, technologies and information. Among them will be research activities and outputs on food crops, emerging food and cash crops, stallholder livestock and resource management issues. Farmers will have the opportunity to see live plant specimens and learn from posters and other publications.
The new Alan Quartermain Multi-purpose Hall at Bubia will be the arena of the occasion and will be open free to the public.
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