Research Institutes in Tuvalu
There are no research institutes in Tuvalu; however research projects are being carried out by international companies operating in the area. An example of this is the work of BIOVERSITY-COGENT, which is overseeing projects in Tuvalu. They are conducting the collection, evaluation and characterization of coconut genetic resources. They also provided an expert to deliver technical assistance in 2000. This project is under the regulation of the Department of Agriculture. So far, this is the only project that has been carried out in Tuvalu (2000).