Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT)

The Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) works to ensure efficient long-term conservation of a broad range of genetic diversity of key crops and tree species of the Pacific region, as well as promote underutilized crops. CePaCT is the Pacific’s main regional genebank and was established in 1998 by SPC as part of its long-term investment in sustainable food-secure Pacific. CePaCT is internationally recognized by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, the CGIAR Research Institutes and international networks as a focal point for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in the region.

CePaCT engages with multiple stakeholders to establish a thriving seed system in the Pacific region that contributes to food and nutrition security and sustainable livelihoods.

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