Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology (APCoAB)
APCoAB is a knowledge forum that facilitates and promotes processes for greater public awareness and understanding relating to important issues of intellectual property rights (IPRs), sui generis systems, biosafety, risk assessment, harmonization of regulatory procedures, and benefit sharing in order to address various concerns relating to adoption of agricultural biotechnology. It also facilitates human resource development for meaningful application of agricultural biotechnologies to enhance sustainable agricultural productivity, as well as product quality, for the welfare of both farmers and consumers.
APAARI and COA have organized a number of expert consultations, high level meetings, and brainstorming sessions to improve dialogues with policy makers and other stakeholders on the use of agricultural biotechnology for sustainable development. They also organized a number of capacity building activities at various levels of technology development and dissemination, and create public awareness through generation and dissemination of publications and web-based information. Information on recent activities of APCoAB is available here.