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Agricultural research centres in Fiji

By Vijendra Kumar and Roland Bourdeix.

This list needs further update. You can see on a map the geographical localisation of the centers by clicking on their geographical coordinates. Eight Agricultural Public research centers are presently located in Fiji, as follows:

Taveuni Coconut Center
Contact: Taveuni - Phone: 8880003 - Fax: 8880265
Land Area: 384 ha
Crops and research activities: Coconut, root crops (taro, yams, cassava, kava).
Geographical localisation:  -16.704768, -179.907118


Seedgarden for hybrid seednuts production in TCC


National Fijian Coconut genebank


Gene-
 bank
Code
Accession
Number
International name
Population
Interna-
tional
abbre- viation
Date
of planting
Number of alive palms
Date of last
counting
Unique-ness
TCC
TCC FJT URA
Fijian Tall
Ura
FJT06
1989
432
1989
1
TCC
TCC FJT LAK
Fijian Tall
Lakeba
FJT04
1989
144

1
TCC
TCC FJT TUV
Fijian Tall
Tuvumaca
FJT05
1989
864
1989
1
TCC
TCC FJT TAV
Fijian Tall
Taveuni
FJT01
1989
162
1989
2
TCC
TCC FJT
Fijian Tall

FJT
1989


6
TCC
TCC MRD
Malayan Red Dwarf

MRD
1988
120
1988
30
TCC
TCC MYD
Malayan Yellow Dwarf

MYD
1990
120
1990
34
TCC
TCC NLD
Niu Leka Dwarf

NLAD
1989
120
1989
20
TCC
TCC MGD
Pilipog Green Dwarf
Taveuni
PILD02
1988
120
1988
1
TCC
TCC RLT
Rennell Island Tall

RIT
1988
162
1988
23
TCC
TCC ROT
Rotuman Tall

RTMT
1988
162
1988
13

Avaibility of planting material

• Pure varieties plots for mother palm selection: MRD, MYD, NLAD, RIT, FJT, RTMT
•Seed gardens for hybrid production. MRD, Rennel, RTMT (0.15 to 0.2 million nuts capacity)

Koronivia Research Station

Geographical localisation: -18.04911, 178.52979 
Contact: P. O. BOX 77, Koronivia Ph: 3477044 Fax: 3400262
Land Area:
Crops and research activities: chemistry and analytical services, technology and post harvest, plant protection, agronomy, tissue culture laboratory (root crops, vegetables, rice, livestock)

Naduruloulou Research Station
Geographical localisation: -17.97564, 178.51296
Contact: P. O. BOX 77, Koronivia Ph: 3478242
Land Area: 91 hectares.
Crops and research activities: Cocoa, lacal and exotic fruit trees, spices, Malayan green dwarf pink husked conservation block. Possible place to set up a new coconut seed garden.


Dobuilevu Research Station

Contact: P. O. BOX 13, Rakiraki Ph: 3477044 Fax: 6694583
Land Area:
Crops and research activities: rootcrops and cocoa.

Legalega Research Station

Geographical localisation: -17.753568, 177.467146
Contact: P. O. BOX 9086, Nadi Airport Ph: 6722522
Fax: 6724988
Land Area:
Crops and research activities: pulses, fruits, potato, mushrooms. A new coconut nursery will be installed with CIDP in April 2018.


Sigatoka Research Station
Contact: P. O. BOX 24, Sigatoka Ph: 3683043 Fax: 6030914
Land Area:
Crops and research activities: vegetables, fruits, cereals.

Seaqaqa Research Station
Geographical localisation: -16.476081, 179.157473
Contact: P. O. BOX 64, Seaqaqa Ph: 8860233/8860197 Fax: 8860233
Land Area:
Crops and research activities: fruits, rootcrops.

Wainigata Research Station

Contact:
Land Area: 114 hectares.
Crops and research activities: Coconut, root crops (taro, yams, cassava, kava). Place for the new coconut genebank and seedgarden.