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.

Food Security and Climate Change Adaptability at Vunicuicui Community, Fiji
Monday, 19 December 2011 12:33

Vunicuicui seedbank” is a community initiative established by the Vunicuicui Multiracial Women’s Forum together with the Pacific Centre for Peacebui....

 
SPC builds capacity for sweet potato virus testing
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 10:06


The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has recently trained one of its staff on sweet potato virus diagnostics and elimination methods at th....

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European Union Contributes to New International Network on Tropical Root Crops
Friday, 29 April 2011 11:13


The European Union (EU) has contributed €3 million over five years to the newly formed International Network for Edible Aroids (INEA). INEA is a conso....

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Collecting Giant Swamp Taro in Pohnpei
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 07:55
Giant Swamp Taro (Crytosperma merkusii) is one of the root crops that have spread across the Pacific. For atoll communities, swamp taro is the pillar ....
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