Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources
GM crops increased farm income and production more in the developing countries than the developed countries
11 JUNE 2018
On the basis of cultivation of four main GM crops – soybean, corn, cotton and canola, annual updated analysis shows that there continues to be very significant net economic benefits at the farm level amounting to $18.2 billion in 2016 and $186.1 billion for the period… Read more
Making healthy, cheap animal feeds
10 JUNE 2018
Dr. Laura Pham, a chemist and food scientist from University Researcher IV in the Oils and Fats Laboratory and Feeds and Specialty Products Laboratory of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Biotech) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños in Laguna, developed copra meal (generally considered as waste) enriched with protein and mixed in animal feeds, making the… Read more
Scientists develop early flowering transgenic mustard
07 JUNE 2018
Scientists at Tata Energy Research Institute, India, developed early flowering transgenic mustard variety. The research will help to develop a plant variety in mustard with shorter life cycle and with better yields through reduced exposure to the harsh climatic conditions in the fields.
Smart tech to help PHL achieve sustainable agri goals
07 JUNE 2018
The Philippines is promoting the adoption and practice of advanced technology and smart farming methods such vertical farming, micropropagation, cryopreservation and hydroponics, with the aim of developing technology to increase crop production and minimize losses.
These Indian farmers are using Whatsapp and Facebook to demand GM seeds technology
30 MAY 2018
Indian farmers are using social media to demand GM seeds of cotton. The Shetkari Sanghatana (Farmer organization) is organizing conferences for farmers and consumers to create awareness about GM seeds and its volunteers are also going directly to villages to speak to farmers about it. It will help the smallholder farmers to cut down the cost of cultivation… Read more
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
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.
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