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.

Samoan agricultural staff trained at SPC
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:28

Two members of staff from the tissue culture unit of the Crops Division of Samoa's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) had a one-week attachme....

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SPC cryo-expert attended plant symposium on cryopreservation
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:25

The second international symposium on plant cryopreservation held at Fort Collins, Colorado, USA in August this year was attended by Ms Ulamia Lutu, c....

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Indigenous vegetable promoted at SPC meeting
Thursday, 05 December 2013 13:22

A three-day regional meeting to discuss the project – How an indigenous vegetable can contribute to sustainable development – was this week officially....

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Training on DNA fingerprinting conducted at SPC
Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:40

A two-day pilot training on DNA fingerprinting was held in September at SPC's Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT). It was attended by selected....

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