Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

CURRENT NEWS

Access to Seeds Index 2019 South and Southeast Asia

DEC 2018

Watch out The Access to Seeds Index for South and Southeast Asian seed companies. It is one of the first benchmarks to be published as part of the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), launched last September during the UN General Assembly in New York. The goal of WBA benchmarks is to increase the contribution of the private sector to achieving the SDGs. Read more

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Biopreservation and Biobanking

DEC 2018

Special issue of ‘Biopreservation and Biobanking’ on ‘Agricultural Genebanks’, is based on the experience of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and its partners in building a global system for ex situ conservation of crop diversity. It provides a glimpse of how modern agricultural biobanks organize their work to embrace new challenges, and work together to share ideas and technologies..….. Read more

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GM Mustard Crop

30 OCT 2018

The Supreme Court of India asked the government to make its stand clear on the field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop in two weeks……. Read more

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Philippine’s 4th National Biotechnology Week of the the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) together with the Department of Agriculture (DA)

20 SEPT 2018

The 14th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) of the Philippines starts this week with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as the host agency. Read more

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GMO cotton prompts dramatic drop in China’s pesticide use

20 SEPT 2018

China has experienced large and sustained reductions in pesticide use as a result of adopting the GM cotton crop.….. Read more

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First Annual Crop Wild Relatives Week kicks off 

22-29 SEP 2018

The Crop Science Society of America is proud to host Crop Wild Relatives Week on September 22 – 29, 2018, to celebrate the contribution that these humble and hearty plants have made to increasing food security around the world. The collections of plants; the work being done to collect, conserve, characterize, and use them; and the importance of continuing to do so will be highlighted in blogs, web stories, and infographics….. Read more

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Biotech Country Facts and Trends

19 SEP 2018

Biotech Country Facts and Trends summaries in 1-2 pages that highlight the commercialization of biotech crops in the developing countries have been released by ISAAA. Data on biotech crop commercialization (hectarage and adoption), approvals and planting, benefits and future prospects in each country are presented in a brief and easily understandable manner….. Read more

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Field trials of GM canola are permitted in Australia

6 SEP 2018

Australia’s Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has permitted field trails of GM canaola for altered oil content and herbicide tolerance for 5 years to gather the data for agronomic performance, oil profile and content, nutritional assessment, compositional analysis, molecular analysis, and genetic stability…. Read more

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Japan government panel has decided not to regulate some genome editing procedures.

21 AUG 2018

The Members of Ministry of Environment (MoE), Government of Japan, agreed in a Technical Committee meeting that as long as a product of gene editing technology does not contain nucleic acids from a foreign source, it should not be regulated under the existing genetic engineering regulations in Japan. The MoE is of the… Read more

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Crop wild relative week

22-29 SEP 2018

Crop Science Society of America celebrates ‘Crop Wild Relative (CWR) week’ during September 22-29, 2018. Learn more through web blogs, videos and other stories about CWR and its use in crop improvement programs.

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South Asia Biosafety Program – August newsletter

AUGUST 2018

Relevant news about biosafety regulation and policy developments in India and Bangladesh, as well as updates about the capacity building activities through the South Asia Biosafety Program are highlighted in this newsletter.

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Philippines farmer leaders support the application of biotechnology in agriculture

19 AUGUST 2018

Twenty-eight farmer-leaders from six regions in Mindanao, including the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, added their signatures to more than 200 other previous signatories in the “Declaration of Support for the Application of Biotechnology in Agriculture.”

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Shifting the limits in wheat research and breeding using a fully annotated reference genome

17 AUGUST 2018

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium gives hope to wheat farmers as they publish the fully annotated reference wheat genome, opening new vistas in research and breeding of wheat which is one of the major staple food crops in the world. Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

WORKSHOP ON UNDERUTILIZED ANIMAL RESOURCES OF ASIA-PACIFIC AND THEIR AMELIORATION

Date: March 2019
Location: Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia)
Organizer: APAARI, MARDI, APCoAB, COA, ACIAR, DVS, UPM

A workshop on ‘Underutilized Animal Resources of Asia-Pacific and their Amelioration’ will be organized by APAARI/APCoAB in collaboration with the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Malaysia. 

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International seminar on conservation and prospecting of bioresources in Asia-Pacific region 

Date: December 18-20, 2018

Location: Taipei (Taiwan)

Organizer: APAARI/APCoAB, COA

Tentative Agenda

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Workshop on underutilized animal resources of Asia-Pacific and their amelioration

Date: December 10-12, 2018

Location: Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia)

Organizer: APAARI/APCoAB, MARDI

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LATEST PUBLICATION

Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology – Proceedings (2018)

A ‘Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology – Scoping Partnerships to Improve Livelihoods of Farmers in Asia and The Pacific’ was held on May 29-31, 2018 at Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand…. Read more

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Success Story on Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh (2018)

A document on Success Story on Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh has been prepared and presented the Brinjal as vegetable, agriculture biotechnology, genetically modified (GM) crops, research initiatives at BARI… Read more

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APCoAB Brochure (2018)

This publication provides a brief account of the mission, objectives, strategy and activities of Asia-pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology. Read more

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Regional Expert Consultation on Underutilized Crops for Food and Nutritional Security in Asia and the Pacific – Thematic, Strategic Papers and Country Status Reports

This publication presents the Thematic, Strategic Papers and Country Status Report of the Regional Expert Consultation on Underutilized Crops for Food and Nutritional Security in Asia and the Pacific that happened in Bangkok during November 13-15 2017. Read more

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Regional Expert Consultation on Underutilized Crops for Food and Nutritional Security in Asia and the Pacific

This publication details the proceedings of the Regional Expert Consultation on Underutilized Crops for Food and Nutritional Security in Asia and the Pacific that happened in Bangkok during November 13-15 2017. 

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APAARI Newsletter, Vol. 26(2), December 2017

Half-yearly newsletter of the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) for the second half of 2017.

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APAARI Executive Committee Meeting, November 2017

This publication details the proceedings of APAARI’s second Executive Committee Meeting for the year 2017, that was held on 12 November 2017 at Rama  Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

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