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.

SPC Treaty-funded project supports first Pacific breeders' network
Thursday, 12 June 2014 11:40

At a recent workshop (28–30 May) for the project Strengthening the resilience of Pacific agricultural systems to climate change through enhancing acce....

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SPC project meeting opens in Vanuatu
Thursday, 12 June 2014 11:04

The Director General of Vanuatu's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Biosecurity, Mr Howard Aru, officially opened an important project....

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International scholars impressed with SPC CePaCT work
Thursday, 05 June 2014 13:52

The Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community based in the Food and Nutritional Security Program of t....

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SPC receives new banana varieties tolerant to Panama disease and nematodes
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 13:19

Six new varieties of the Giant Cavendish banana that are tolerant to Panama disease were received by the Centre for the Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaC....

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