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Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of Underutilised Taro to Increase Food Security and Improve Livelihoods of Marginalised Communities Faced with Climate Change

Source: Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Three varieties of Colocasia taro namely Dungersuul, Dirrubong, Kirang were identified as salt tolerant in one of the research trials carried out in Ngimis, Ngatpang in Palau with funding support provided by the AusAID International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (ICCAI) through the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

The research is led by Dr Aurora Del Rosario, Researcher/Extension Specialist of the Palau Community Colleges Cooperative Research and Extension (PCCCRE) in Koror, in collaboration with Palau Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism (MNRET) and SPC through its Genetic Resources Team of the Land Resources Division.

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