Monday, 9 October 2017

Fiji

By R. Bourdeix and V. Kumar, December 2017

Dr Roland bourdeix first visitED Fiji from 29 October to 5 November, and then from 27 November to 10 December 2018. The first week will be devoted to the COGENT meeting.
- organize public lectures in Nadi or Suva and possibly in Rotuma
- launch the preparation of a national/regional coconut varietal contest
- visit coconut plantation, preferrably with organic management, and interact with farmers and other coconut stakeholders.
- Visit the Ministry of Agriculture and the USP Campus and try to develop new multifonctional landscape approaches integrating coconut conservation and seednut production in other social activities.
- visit the Taveuni coconut research centre
- visit the Rotuma Island, which is a very important place for coconut.

Varieties and palms identified during the 2017 survey and before
Coconut nurseries in Fiji
A partial analysis of past coconut development projects in Fiji
The 2001-2009 mother palm selection programme under CIDA
Needs for the future of coconut planting material in Fiji
Agricultural research centres in Fiji

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