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

Injecting diversity to bolster immunity to climate change and food insecurity

16 APR 2018

Agricultural biodiversity is essential for our survival and well-being. Much like the way vaccines work to protect human health, a rich diversity of species and varieties bolster agricultural production systems to be more resilient and in many cases even ‘immune’ to climate change and food insecurity. Bioversity International and its partners in Guatemala recently implemen… Read more

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Late-blight resistant potatoes hold promise for farmers in Uganda and beyond

12 APR 2018

Late blight disease is a major constraint for potato production, costing farmers an estimated $3-$10 billion per year globally. Scientists at the International Potato Center (CIP) decided to try genetic engineering to transfer genes that confer resistance to late blight in wild relatives of potato into potato varieties that are popular with… Read more

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South Asia Biosafety Program – April newsletter

APR 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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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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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 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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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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