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.

International scholars impressed with SPC CePaCT work
Thursday, 05 June 2014 13:52

The Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community based in the Food and Nutritional Security Program of t....

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SPC receives new banana varieties tolerant to Panama disease and nematodes
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 13:19

Six new varieties of the Giant Cavendish banana that are tolerant to Panama disease were received by the Centre for the Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaC....

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SPC assists flood relief efforts in Solomon Islands
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:51

Thousands of Solomon Islanders are still suffering the effects of the severe floods that struck in early April, resulting in loss of life and destro....

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Fiji’s new tissue culture facility commissioned
Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:26

The commissioning of Fiji’s tissue culture facility last Thursday by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests, Rural and Maritime Developme....

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