Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources

Activities (January – December 2018)

Expert Consultations/Meetings/Conferences

  • CryoSymp 2018, co-organized by APAARI-APCoAB, on March 26-28, 2018, at Bangkok (Thailand)
  • APCoAB Steering Committee Meeting on May 28, 2018, at Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology for Scoping Partnership and Funding to Improve Livelihoods of Farmers in Asia-Pacific on May 29-31, 2018, at Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Adoption of APAARI biotechnology communication strategies by member organizations – a review
  • Annual South-Asia Biosafety Conference, on September 15-17, 2018, at Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Symposium/seminar/workshop at COA, on November 12-14, 2018, Taipei (Taiwan)

Trainings/Workshops

  • Workshop on Underutilized animal resources of Asia-Pacific and their amelioration, on December 10-12, 2018, at MARDI, Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia)

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
  • Proceedings and recommendations of Underutilized animal resources of Asia-Pacific and their amelioration
  • 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
  • APCoAB brochure