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.

Training for Pacific states on climate change impact tools
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:16
Suva, Fiji - The impacts of climate change are having profound effects upon Pacific Island communities, many of which rely on agriculture for food sec....
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New potato and sweet potato varieties from Latin America to improve Pacific food security
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 08:57
Suva, Fiji – Almost 70 new varieties of potato and sweet potato will soon be available to Pacific Island countries and territories, to improve food se....
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Guide for value chain awareness for Pacific farmers
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:21
Suva, Fiji - Understanding the value chain system in niche market agricultural production is vitally important, for farmers, traders and policymakers ....
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SPC harvests its first tissue culture breadfruit
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 08:39

For the first time, the Centre for the Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) based in Suva Fiji of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community has harvested t....

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