Three Country Project Launched To Protect Coconut Diversity In Pacific

Effort aimed to promote livelihoods associate with coconut products

By Avinesh Gopal

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, July 14, 2016) – A mission has been launched by government representatives of three countries to protect Pacific coconut diversity and associated livelihoods from climate change impacts and other threats.

The mission has been launched by representatives from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa together with international stakeholders.

It is being coordinated by Biodiversity International and The International Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT) in partnership wth the Pacific Community through its Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees.

The three-year project aims to conserve Pacific coconut genetic resources for current and future generations.

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