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 swamp taro research for Pacific atoll countries
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:57

Rising sea levels and increased soil salinity are two impacts of climate change that have particular significance for people living on small atolls.....

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Unique Pacific banana diversity conserved by SPC
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:55

The Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is actively working with Pacific Island countries ....

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Building resilient Pacific communities
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 00:00

‘It’s amazing how little plants growing in small bottles can actually grow into fully grown plants in the field!’ exclaims one of the women of the....
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SPC assists post-drought Tuvalu with food security
Thursday, 15 November 2012 10:33
A senior government official from Tuvalu has called for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s continued assistance with enhancing food secu....
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