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.

FAO Treaty: a tool for sustainable food security
Friday, 19 December 2014 11:21
The Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network meeting, held between 1 and 5 December 2014, discussed progress on the ratification of the Fo....
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Improved banana diversity supports food security in atoll countries
Thursday, 27 November 2014 10:20

Over 20 varieties of banana diversity were provided by the SPC Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) to Tuvalu and Kiritimati Island in Kiribati....

 
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....

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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....

 
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