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.

No farmers – No food: theme of Samoa's agricultural show
Friday, 14 November 2014 06:29

A large number of taro farmers recently flocked to the town centres on the islands of Upolu and Savaii in Samoa for their annual agricultural shows in....

SPC enhances scientific knowledge of Pacific Islanders
Monday, 28 July 2014 08:45

Two Pacific Island government staff members undertook attachments at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Land Resources Division in Suva, F....

Strengthening Pacific breadfruit production
Friday, 18 July 2014 15:01

Six staff members from the Fiji Ministry of Agriculture (MAF), private nurseries and Nature’s Way Cooperative attended a one day training session held....

The ‘organic island’ of Cicia (Fiji) provides yams to SPC
Friday, 18 July 2014 08:48

Twenty-three varieties of mainly alata yams were contributed by farmers on Cicia, Fiji’s ‘organic island’, to the Secretary of the Pacific Community (....

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