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.

Samoa launches new taro export varieties
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 16:57
Apia, Samoa - Samoa has come a long way since the taro leaf blight disaster in 1993, achieving another milestone this week by launching three new taro....
Tonga and Papua New Guinea join global food security treaty
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 16:45
16 March 2015/Suva, Fiji – Tonga and Papua New Guinea have signed a key international treaty that promotes sustainable global food security.

The Inter....
Evaluation of selected edible aroids by breeders and farmers progresses well
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 16:34
Representatives from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Pacific met in Santo, Vanuatu from 3–6 February 2015 for the third meeting of the In....
Pacific participation at International Breadfruit Congress held in Trinidad and Tobago
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 15:24
A team of five scientists from the Pacific were invited to present breadfruit research at the International Breadfruit Congress held recently in Tri....
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