Genetic Resources

The GR thematic team contributes to the LRD objectives through facilitating access to both traditional and improved agrobiodiversity. The Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) is the genebank for the Pacific region. It houses a globally unique collection of taro, conserving diversity for present and future generations. The CePaCT also plays a key role in ensuring that the countries of the Pacific have access not only to traditional diversity but also to improved crops, which can be crucial in the management of pests and diseases, and in securing food production within a changing climate. Crop diversity can also assist countries in taking advantage of market opportunities.

Pacific countries trained on plant breeding
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00
Subsistence farming and organic agriculture dominate food production in the Pacific. Climate change and biological disasters are constant threats, and....
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Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Use it or Lose it
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 10:11

22 December 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva –

The Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN) and the Pacif....

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FAO Treaty: a tool for sustainable food security
Friday, 19 December 2014 11:21
The Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network meeting, held between 1 and 5 December 2014, discussed progress on the ratification of the Fo....
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Improved banana diversity supports food security in atoll countries
Thursday, 27 November 2014 10:20

Over 20 varieties of banana diversity were provided by the SPC Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) to Tuvalu and Kiritimati Island in Kiribati....

 
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