Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT)

FJD3 million towards Protecting Pacific Crops

Photo credits: Australian High Commission Suva Media

Timely review for SPC Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees as long term Crop Trust grant recipient

For the first time in its existence, the Crop Trust commissioned an audit of the Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) as part of SPC’s obligations under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture 2004. The review…

Pacific Community hosts Australia’s Minister for the Pacific

Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, reaffirmed support for sustainable agriculture in the region, after a visit to the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Centre for Pacific Crops and…

Recognition for efforts to halt biodiversity loss in Pacific

Efforts by the Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN) and the Pacific Community (SPC) to conserve genetic material and halt the loss of biodiversity have been recognised at regional consultations organised by the Food and…

New potato and sweet potato varieties from Latin America to improve Pacific food security

Almost 70 new varieties of potato and sweet potato will soon be available to Pacific Island countries and territories, to improve food security across the region.

Tonga and Papua New Guinea join global food security treaty

Tonga and Papua New Guinea have signed a key international treaty that promotes sustainable global food security. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is vital in ensuring continued availability of plant genetic…

SPC harvests its first tissue culture breadfruit

Photo caption: Tissue culture breadfruit tree of Samoas ma’afala growing in SPC CePaCT regional field genebank bearing fruits
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