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.

CURRENT NEWS

Plant scientists welcome the US decision to not regulate the gene edited crops

08 APRIL 2018

The US decision to not regulate the crops developed by gene editing method paves the way for generating genetically altered crops without major regulatory restrictions. This will also open new vistas for other countries in the world. Read more

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Rice tungro virus disease-resistant plants were developed by IRRI using CRISPER-Cas9

31 MARCH 2018

Rice tungro disease (RTD) is a serious constraint in rice production across tropical Asia. RTD is caused by the interaction between Rice tungro spherical virus (RTSV) and Rice tungro bacilliform virus (RTBV). RTSV resistance found in traditional cultivars has contributed to a…Read more

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GMOs are ‘substantially equivalent’ to conventional foods. So should they face reduced regulations?

28 MARCH 2018

Dividing debate is continued between the proponents who have scientific consensus that GMOs are safe on the basis of ‘substantial equivalence’ and are not to be considered more risky than the products developed through conventional breeding, as all breeding methods carry some small risks of harmful unintended….Read more

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Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) labelling in plant genetic resources

02 APRIL 2018

Maintaining this relationship is particularly important when material from genebanks is used to develop new varieties, explains Matija Obreza, Genesys Information Systems Manager at the Crop Trust. The proper identification of parents via DOIs allows the use of the material to be tracked and that helps when determining the impact of genebank collections. DOIs also allow for automated discovery of publications by scanning the…Read more

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Products developed using gene-editing methods do not fall under regulatory process in US

28 MARCH 2018

US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today reconfirmed that his agency has no plans to impose new or additional regulation on crops developed through new breeding techniques, such as gene editing. The USDA previously determined that a new variety of corn, an oil-rich camelina and a non-browning mushroom…Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Regional Expert Consultation on agricultural biotechnology – Scoping partnership to improve livelihoods of farmers in Asia-Pacific

Date: May 29-31, 2018

Location: Bangkok (Thailand)

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LATEST PUBLICATION

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 Strategic Plan 2017-2022

The Strategic Plan directs APAARI, its partners and other stakeholders to focus on four main themes and their respective outcomes and to contribute to the development of agri-food systems (AFS) in the Asia-Pacific region. These themes are: i) Mobilization, management and use of natural resources for sustainability; ii) Management of risks and un…Read more

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APAARI Newsletter, Vol. 26(1), June 2017

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

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