Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources

Activities (January – December 2018)

Expert Consultations/Meetings/Conferences

  • CryoSymp 2018, co-organized by APAARI-APCoAB, to be held on March 26-28, 2018
  • APCoAB Steering Committee Meeting to be held on May 28, 2018
  • Regional Expert Consultation on Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology for Scoping Partnership and Funding to Improve Livelihoods of Farmers in Asia-Pacific at Bangkok from May 29-31, 2018
  • Adoption of APAARI biotechnology communication strategies by member organizations – a review
  • Symposium/seminar/workshop at COA, Chinese Taipei (date to be decided)

Trainings/Workshops

  • Workshop on Underutilized animal resources of Asia-Pacific and their amelioration to be held in September 2018

Website/Database Management

  • Re-designing of APCoAB website
  • Updating of databases

Publications/Reporting

  • Proceedings and recommendations of Regional Expert Consultation on Underutilized Crops for Food and Nutrition Security in Asia and the Pacific
  • Proceedings and recommendations of Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology for Scoping Partnership and Funding to Improve Livelihoods of Farmers in Asia-Pacific
  • Status paper/Success stories
    • Rice biotechnology in Asia-Pacific
    • Bt brinjal in Bangladesh
    • GM maize in Philippines
  • APAARI-APCoAB progress report for 2018 to COA