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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.

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

Biodiversity: a building block for a healthier future
25
May 2020

The slogan of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity, “Our solutions are in nature,” stresses the importance of working together at all levels to build a healthy and sustainable future, in harmony with nature….……. Read more

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Can the gene editing technology known as CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide?
15
May 2020

There are no perfect or universal solutions to the biodiversity crisis the world is facing. CRISPR “could be such an amazing tool if we are respectful [and] responsible and use it properly………. Read more

Image: Markus G. Stetter, Daniel J. Gates, Wenbin Mei, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra via Current Biology, Volume 27, Issue 17; “How to make a domesticate”


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Genetically Engineered Crops: A Necessity for Food Security
13
May 2020

Governments in countries that have been hesitant to introduce GMO and CRISPR genome-edited crops into their agricultural practices need to reconsider the benefits that these new tools and technologies can offer and use the examples set forth in countries like the U.S. to build the new framework………. Read more

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Anti-GMO Advocacy Funding Tracker
10
May 2020

Many foundations & environmental NGOs tax records indicates that anti-biotech advocates spend far more on GMO activism than companies/trade associations linked to the biotechnology industry………. Read more

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An Open Letter to the UN, G-20, and National Governments on COVID-19 and Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security
08
May 2020

Eminent world global leaders in food and agriculture wrote an Open Letter to the United Nations, G-20, and National Governments on COVID-19 and Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security. To become signatory of this letter, please visit: www.ag4food.com
1. Open Letter on Agriculture Food & Nutrition Security
2. Overall List of Signatories..
……. Read more

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Where are GMO crops grown?
06
May 2020

One of the more popular claims by critics of GMOs is that only a few countries grow genetically engineered crops, led by the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina. That’s just not true. It’s a worldwide phenomenon, and breakthroughs continued this year with the introduction of GMO crops in Kenya and Nigeria, and the anticipated rollout of Golden Rice in the Philippines. Adoption of GM crops is fastest; 41 countries, 22 crops, 5 continents; 9 countries in Asia-Pacific region; 28 countries, 200 m ha; Acreage increased x113 in from 1996 to 2020..……. Read more

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Next-generation gene-editing technology: Path to a second Green Revolution?
22
April 2020

Gene-editing has potential to trigger ‘Second Green Revolution’ by improvement in major crops. But persistent disconnect between what can be done to accelerate plant breeding using the new gene-editing toolkit and what is actually being done by both the public and private sectors to get varieties improved by these methods out to farmers..……. Read more

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Horizontal gene transfer of Fhb7 from fungus underlies Fusarium head blight resistance in wheat
17
April 2020

Fusarium head blight (FHB), a fungal disease caused by Fusarium species that produce food toxins, currently devastates wheat production worldwide. Scientists have found a protective gene in wild wheatgrass to introduce resistance against fusarium head blight disease wheat and barley crops.……. Read more

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A Report on Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) by the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and nutrition (HLPE)
10
April 2020

Important disclaimer: Given the very short notice of the CFS’s urgent request, and the fact that the present crisis is unprecedented in its scale, changing rapidly and with many unknowns, this document should be viewed as a draft discussion document aimed to help inform the CFS.……. Read more

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2020 Global Food Policy Report: Building Inclusive Food Systems
8
April 2020

The 2020 Global Food Policy Report is launched virtually (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guSH2JEDht0). This report focuses on the need to build inclusive food systems, both to ensure that marginalized and vulnerable people enjoy the benefits and opportunities that food systems can bring and to support sustainable development. Inclusive food systems can help create better economic opportunities for poor people, mitigate climate change impacts for the most vulnerable, and spark innovation for the production and consumption of healthy foods……. Read more

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Genetically Modified Crops Market – Insights
31
March 2020

Global GM crops market was valued at 18.15 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach 37.46 billion by 2027 exhibit a compound annual growth rate of 8.7%. Asia-Pacific is expected to witness significant growth in GM crops market……. Read more

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Corona virus tests: researchers chase new diagnostic to fight the pandemic
25
March 2020

Mammoth Biosciences, a biotechnology company in South San Francisco, California, co-founded by CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna at the University of California, Berkeley, is working to validate a CRISPR-based approach called DETECTR for coronavirus. CRISPR-based tests under development to fight COVID-19…… Read more

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From hunger to profitable harvest: How GMO, CRISPR-edited plants can help curb $220 billion in annual crop losses
18 March 2020

From hunger to profitable harvest: How GMO, CRISPR-edited plants can help curb $220 billion in annual crop losses…… Read more

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Rosneft Joins Russia’s Gene-Editing Tech Program
10 March 2020

President Vladimir Putin ordered in December, aims to accelerate Russia’s $1.6 billion program to create 30 new varieties of genetically modified crops and animals by 2027…… Read more

(Image credit: Alexander Avilov/Moskva News Agency)

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Marker-free carotenoid-enriched rice generated through targeted gene insertion using CRISPR-Cas9
06 March 2020

CRISPR-Cas9 can be successfully used to biofortify rice with carotenoid to help prevent blindness, weakened immune systems and other health problems associated with vitamin A deficiency, which is especially prevalent among children in developing nations…… Read more

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The regulation of genome-edited plants in the European Union
06 March 2020

A top European science council calling is demanding a “radical reform of the legal framework” that regulates genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the European Union…… Read more

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Major Seed deposit at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Longyearbyen
26 February 2020

Thirty-five genebanks from all continents deposited seeds at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, at a deposit event hosted by Norwegian Prime Minister and co-chair of the UN group of SDG Advocates, Erna Solberg…… Read more

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World’s food systems rely on biodiversity
26 February 2020

Biodiversity is fundamental for ecosystems, for human beings, and is the basis of food diversity, said by Director General FAO, during Open-ended Working Group established by the Convention on Biological Diversity…… Read more

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Global Gene Editing Regulation Tracker and Index
25 February 2020

Click on a country (e.g. Brazil, US) or region (e.g. European Union) below to find which agriculture products and processes are approved or in development and their regulatory status. The regulations on genetically engineered crops and animals are emerging out of the regulatory landscape developed for transgenic GMOs…… Read more

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Impact of genetically engineered maize on agronomic, environmental and toxicological traits: a meta-analysis of 21 years of field data
24 February 2020

Despite the extensive cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) maize and considerable number of scientific reports on its agro-environmental impact, the risks and benefits of GE maize are still being debated and concerns about safety remain…… Read more

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Two Bt cotton varieties developed by Punjab Agricultural University identified for cultivation

17 February 2020

The major attraction of the development of Bt varieties is that farmers can produce the seed for next year on their own and will get rid of purchase of costly hybrid seed every year…… Read more

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EU Commission Seeks Overhaul of GM Law to Address Gene Editing Regulations

22 January 2020

The EU is currently taking measures to review the ruling on gene editing and overhaul the current GMO legislation, according to EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan…....….. Read more

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Five FAO publications to read in 2020

13 January 2020

Five FAO publications to must read to all agricultural researchers in 2020. …...….. Read more

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Zero Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

06 January 2020

Zero Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is released to that will form the basis for negotiations on a #biodiversity2020 agreement to safeguard all life on Earth. …...….. Read more

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GM Moratorium lifted in Mainland of South Australia after 15 Years.

01 January 2020

Farmers on mainland of South Australia now have the choice to buy and grow genetically modified seeds and crops with new regulations. The lifting of the GM moratorium allows South Australian farmers to make decisions ahead of the 2020 growing season and give them more tools to grow the economy and create jobs…...….. Read more

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Gene-modified crops set to pass biosafety tests

02 January 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China encourages scientific research and development in GMO technology. A total of 192 genetically modified plant species-including two corn species and a soybean species are expected to pass biosafety evaluations by, opening the way to their commercial use in China…..….. Read more

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GMO Opponents Are Immoral, Argues Purdue University President Mitch Daniels

02 January 2020

Avoiding GMOs is not only anti-science but GMO Opponents are immoral also, argues Purdue University President Mitch Daniels. It’s past time to tell your anti-GMO friends, family and neighbors they are helping to kill poor people....….. Read more

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On Jan 5, Maha farmers set to showcase success of sowing banned HTBt cotton

02 January 2020

Indian farmers ignoring the government decision for not approving new GM crops, who have already planted 3 million acres of unapproved HTBT cotton anyway and proudly celebrating GM technology Freedom Festival....….. Read more

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Field trails of GM potato conducted successfully

05 December 2019

The latest stage of field trials conducted by The Sainsbury Laboratory for a genetically modified (GM) potato with improved tuber quality and resistance to the devastating disease late blight has progressed successfully. The field trials were conducted after successful lab experiments to modify Maris Piper potatoes with late blight resistance genes from Solanum americanum and S. venturii, wild relatives of potato...….. Read more

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EU authorized GMOs for food/feed uses

04 December 2019

The European Commission has authorized eight genetically modified organisms (GMOs), all for food/feed uses. These are: maize MZHG0JG; maize MON 89034 x 1507 x NK603 x DAS-40278-9; maize MON 89034 x 1507 x MON 88017 x 59122 x DAS-40278-9; maize Bt11 x MIR162 x MIR604 x 1507 x 5307 x GA21; renewals of soybean MON 89788 and soybean A2704-12; renewal of cotton LLCotton25; and renewal of oilseed rape T45...….. Read more

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Genome-Edited Triple-Recessive Mutation Alters Seed Dormancy in Wheat

29 August 2019

Researchers from NARO and Okayama University, Japan developed rain-resistant wheat using CRISPER-Cas9 in about one year whereas it take about 10 years using conventional breeding approach...….. Read more

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A Farmer Satyagraha for Permission-less Innovation

27 June 2019

‘Civil disobedience’ movement by Indian farmers for their rights to avail benefits of biotech products even after Bt brinjal success in neighboring country Bangladesh ...….. Read more

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Golden Rice, Part 4: Cost-effective GMO crop can save lives and dramatically boost developing economies

06 June 2019

Economists have calculated that conservative adoption of Golden Rice would benefit the GDP of Asian countries by US$6.4 billion (value in US$ of 2005) annually through increased productivity enabled by reduced vitamin A deficiency-induced sickness, and improved eyesight and ~US$17.4 billion (value in US$ of 2005) if Golden Rice adoption encouraged adoption of other nutritional traits in rice. ...….. Read more

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Haryana’s Bt brinjal row: Govt must allow farmers to have access to technologies in agriculture to dissuade illegal use of seeds

06 June 2019

Government must allow farmers to have access to technologies in agriculture to dissuade illegal use of Bt brinjal in India. Believing that with a change in government and of environment minister, Bt brinjal could be approved. ...….. Read more

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New Appointment

03 May 2019

Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan, Executive Director, Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC), has been selected as ISAAA Global Coordinator, will assume charge on 1 May 2019. Congratulations Dr. Maha!. ...….. Read more

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A new high precision method for genetic engineering and gene editing

09 APR 2019

High aspect ratio nanomaterials enable delivery of functional genetic material without DNA integration in mature plants – a simple and speedy method similar to a sewing with a needle and thread. The results are published in Nature Nanotechnology. ...….. Read more

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Gene-edited foods are safe, Japanese panel concludes

APR 2019

Japan will allow gene-edited foodstuffs to be sold to consumers without safety evaluations as long as the techniques involved meet certain criteria if recommendations agreed ...….. Read more

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Why biotechnology can be Indian economy’s next success story

APR 2019

The Indian biotechnology industry has flourished over the years. As of 2016, India had over a thousand biotechnology start-ups ...….. Read more

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Biofertilizers and Biopesticides (B&B) for Sustainable Agriculture

JAN 2019

This e-paper provides not only cross-border Biofertilizers and Biopesticides development progress from industry, academia and government section, but also latest business information worldwide...….. Read more

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Biopreservation and Biobanking

DEC 2018

Special issue of ‘Biopreservation and Biobanking’ on ‘Agricultural Genebanks’, is based on the experience of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and its partners in building a global system for ex situ conservation of crop diversity. It provides a glimpse of how modern agricultural biobanks organize their work to embrace new challenges, and work together to share ideas and technologies..….. Read more

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GM Mustard Crop

30 OCT 2018

The Supreme Court of India asked the government to make its stand clear on the field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop in two weeks……. Read more

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Philippine’s 4th National Biotechnology Week of the the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) together with the Department of Agriculture (DA)

20 SEPT 2018

The 14th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) of the Philippines starts this week with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as the host agency. Read more

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GMO cotton prompts dramatic drop in China’s pesticide use

20 SEPT 2018

China has experienced large and sustained reductions in pesticide use as a result of adopting the GM cotton crop.….. Read more

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First Annual Crop Wild Relatives Week kicks off 

22-29 SEP 2018

The Crop Science Society of America is proud to host Crop Wild Relatives Week on September 22 – 29, 2018, to celebrate the contribution that these humble and hearty plants have made to increasing food security around the world. The collections of plants; the work being done to collect, conserve, characterize, and use them; and the importance of continuing to do so will be highlighted in blogs, web stories, and infographics….. Read more

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Biotech Country Facts and Trends

19 SEP 2018

Biotech Country Facts and Trends summaries in 1-2 pages that highlight the commercialization of biotech crops in the developing countries have been released by ISAAA. Data on biotech crop commercialization (hectarage and adoption), approvals and planting, benefits and future prospects in each country are presented in a brief and easily understandable manner….. Read more

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Field trials of GM canola are permitted in Australia

6 SEP 2018

Australia’s Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has permitted field trails of GM canaola for altered oil content and herbicide tolerance for 5 years to gather the data for agronomic performance, oil profile and content, nutritional assessment, compositional analysis, molecular analysis, and genetic stability…. Read more

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Japan government panel has decided not to regulate some genome editing procedures.

21 AUG 2018

The Members of Ministry of Environment (MoE), Government of Japan, agreed in a Technical Committee meeting that as long as a product of gene editing technology does not contain nucleic acids from a foreign source, it should not be regulated under the existing genetic engineering regulations in Japan. The MoE is of the… Read more

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Crop wild relative week

22-29 SEP 2018

Crop Science Society of America celebrates ‘Crop Wild Relative (CWR) week’ during September 22-29, 2018. Learn more through web blogs, videos and other stories about CWR and its use in crop improvement programs.

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South Asia Biosafety Program – August newsletter

AUGUST 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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Philippines farmer leaders support the application of biotechnology in agriculture

19 AUGUST 2018

Twenty-eight farmer-leaders from six regions in Mindanao, including the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, added their signatures to more than 200 other previous signatories in the “Declaration of Support for the Application of Biotechnology in Agriculture.”

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Shifting the limits in wheat research and breeding using a fully annotated reference genome

17 AUGUST 2018

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium gives hope to wheat farmers as they publish the fully annotated reference wheat genome, opening new vistas in research and breeding of wheat which is one of the major staple food crops in the world. Read more

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INFOGRAPHICS

Japan Decides Not to Regulate Gene Edited Plants
27
 May 2020

#Japan will #NOT #Regulate #Gene edited #SDN1 plants

Source: https://bit.ly/3gsYwLa

CRISPR Technology used to Identify Gene Functions in Rice
26
 May 2020

#OsRhoGDI2 #Knockout mutants in #Rice Plants #developed by #CRISPR Technology

Source: https://bit.ly/2AeLm3B

Regulators should enable breeders to utilize the genetic diversity of plants for crop improvement.
25
 May 2020

#Improved #Cropplants by #Gene Editing #Enabled by science-based Regulatory process

Source: https://bit.ly/2XqWz9d

COVID19 – A Warning to Embrace Agricultural Technology
24
 May 2020

#COVID-19 A #Wake up call to support #Agricultural #Technology

Source: https://bit.ly/3d3y9cK

Crop Breeding to be Revolutionized in Africa with Gene Editing
23
 May 2020

#CropBreeding #Revolutionised in #Africa – #Thanks to #Gene Editing. #Technology Friendly Regulations will Help

Source: https://bit.ly/2ZvUITa

CRISPR Technology will be a Boon for Biodiversity
22
 May 2020

#CRISPR Technology is #Boon to #Biodiversity #GlobalBiodiversityDay

Source: https://bit.ly/3e22uIG

Nextgen Plant Breeding – A Solution for Agricultural Challenges
21
 May 2020

#Plant Breeding #Technology – Can make an #Important #Contribution to #Sustainable #Agriculture and #Food Security

Source: https://bit.ly/2A1WFMr

Berries to get better Shelf-Life,Thanks to Gene Editing
20
May 2020

#Gene Editing to make #Berries #Available all #Year Round

Source: https://bit.ly/2TngJA2

Technology Accessibility to help Farmers in Argentina
19
May 2020

#Argentina‘s #Accessibility to #Gene editing #Technology to #Benefit #Farmers and #Consumers

Source: https://bit.ly/2yjVpE8

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Activities of APCoAB in 2020 (Part1)

Regional Expert Consultation: Conservation and Utilization of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (Tentative Period: April-May 2020)

Regional Workshop on Investment in Agricultural Biotechnology and its Impact on Livelihoods of Farmers in Asia-Pacific Region (Tentative Period: June-July 2020)

APCoAB Steering Committee Meeting (Tentative Period: June-July 2020)

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Activities of APCoAB in 2020 (Part2)

International Training on Biotechnological tools for conservation and sustainable utilization of fish genetic resources (Tentative Period: October-November 2020)

International Conference on Precision Biotechnology in Agriculture (ICPBA) (August 6-7, 2020)

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REGIONAL EXPERT CONSULTATION ON GENE EDITING IN AGRICULTURE AND ITS REGULATION

Date: October 10-11, 2019
Location: ICRISAT, Patancheru, Hyderabad, India
Organizer: ICRISAT, APAARI, APCoAB, FSII & AAI and RP-GLDC

The Regional Expert Consultation is being organized by ICRISAT, APAARI, APCoAB, FSII & AAI and RP-GLDC.

Concept Note

Tentative Agenda

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INTERNATIONAL HANDS-ON TRAINING ON GENOME EDITING TECHNOLOGIES

Date: 14-25 October 2019
Location: ICRISAT, Patancheru, Hyderabad, India 
Organizer: ICRISAT, BioNCube, APAARI, APCoAB, GLDC

ICRISAT and APAARI under its programme on APCoAB jointly announce to organize an International Hands-on Training on Genome Editing Technologies.

Brochure

Tentative Training Programme

Application

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INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON IN VITRO AND CRYOPRESERVATION APPROACHES FOR CONSERVATION OF PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES

Date: November 5-19, 2019
Location: New Delhi, India 
Organizer: ICAR-NBPGR, Bioversity International, APAARI, APCoAB

International Training Course on ‘In Vitro and Cryopreservation Approaches for Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources is being jointly organized by ICAR-NBPGR, Bioversity International APAARI and APCoAB. Last date of receiving applications is June 30, 2019.

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REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON FISH AND MARINE GENETIC RESOURCES AND THEIR AMELIORATION

Date: July 10-12, 2019
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka 
Organizer: APAARI, APCoAB, COA, SLCARP, NARA, NAQDA, MEPA

A Regional Workshop on Fish and Marine Genetic Resources and their Amelioration is being organized by APAARI, APCoAB in collaboration with SLCARP, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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WORKSHOP ON INNOVATIONS IN AGRIBUSINESS FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

Date: July 1-5, 2019
Location: Taipei, Taiwan 
Organizer: APO, COA, APAARI, APCoAB

A workshop on Innovations in Agribusiness for Young Entrepreneurs being organized at Taipei, Taiwan. Under program of APCoAB, 7 participants from Fiji, India, Iran, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Sri Lanka have been sponsored to attend this workshop. 

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WORKSHOP ON UNDERUTILIZED ANIMAL RESOURCES OF ASIA-PACIFIC AND THEIR AMELIORATION

Date: March 4-6, 2019
Location: Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia)
Organizer: APAARI, MARDI, APCoAB, COA, ACIAR

A workshop on ‘Underutilized Animal Resources of Asia-Pacific and their Amelioration’ will be organized by APAARI/APCoAB in collaboration with the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Malaysia. 

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SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM ON DRYLAND AGROBIODIVERSITY FOR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Date: 13 February 2019
Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India 
Organizer: APAARI, MARDI, APCoAB, COA, ACIAR, DVS, UPM

Co-organized by ISPGR, Bioversity International,APAARI, United Nations Environment Programme UNEP, APCoAB during the 13th Internatinal Conference on Development of Drylands (ICDD-2019)

Concept Note

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International seminar on conservation and prospecting of bioresources in Asia-Pacific region 

Date: December 18-20, 2018

Location: Taipei (Taiwan)

Organizer: APAARI/APCoAB, COA

Tentative Agenda

More about this event

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Workshop on underutilized animal resources of Asia-Pacific and their amelioration

Date: December 10-12, 2018

Location: Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia)

Organizer: APAARI/APCoAB, MARDI

More about this event

 

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BLOGS

Learnings from COVID Crisis

COVID pandemic gripped the world at lightning speed, leading to a sudden economic and social crisis. There were no predictions as to the extent and depth of its impact, it was all experienced in real time. This sudden economic crisis is very different from the earlier...

Plant Breeding Tools for Crop Improvement

Never has been the food security threat felt more real than with the COVID lockdown, the borders are closed, we are faced with the reality of limited, finite availability of land and resources that can be used for cultivation. This transient situation in our microcosm...

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Regional Expert Consultation on Gene Editing in Agriculture and its Regulation – Proceedings and Recommendations

Regional Expert Consultation on Gene Editing…. Read more

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Satellite Symposium on Dryland Agrobiodiversity for Adaptation to Climate Change

A satellite symposium on ‘Dryland Agrobiodiversity for Adaptation to Climate Change’, was held at Jodhpur, India …. Read more

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Banana Tissue Culture Success Story

Banana is a highly nutritious and important fruit crop produced by the tropical and subtropical countries …. Read more

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In Vitro and Cryopreservation Approaches for Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources

The International Training on ‘In Vitro and Cryopreservation Approaches for Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources’  …. Read more

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Regional Status Reports and Strategic Papers on Underutilized Animal Genetic Resources and the their Amelioration (2019)

A compilation of status reports of underutilized animal genetic resources in the various regions of Asia and the Pacific …. Read more

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International Hands-in Training on Genome Editing Technologies Practical Manual (2019)

In recent years, biotechnological approaches have been the central to scientic research in agriculture. Significant progress … …. Read more

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Regional Workshop on Underutilized Animal Genetic Resources – Proceedings (2019)

The Regional Workshop on Underutilized Animal Genetic Resources and their Amelioration was held on March 4-6, 2019 at …. Read more

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GM Maize in the Philippines, A Success Story (2019)

The Philippines has a long history with GM maize having been the first country in Asia to approve a GM crop for use as food and feed with Bt Maize in 2002. …. Read more

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Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology – Strategic Papers/Country Status Reports (2018)

A ‘Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology – Scoping Partnerships to Improve Livelihoods of Farmers in Asia and The Pacific’ was held on May 29-31, 2018 at Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand…. Read more

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Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology – Proceedings (2018)

A ‘Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology – Scoping Partnerships to Improve Livelihoods of Farmers in Asia and The Pacific’ was held on May 29-31, 2018 at Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand…. Read more

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Success Story on Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh (2018)

A document on Success Story on Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh has been prepared and presented the Brinjal as vegetable, agriculture biotechnology, genetically modified (GM) crops, research initiatives at BARI… Read more

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APCoAB Brochure (2018)

This publication provides a brief account of the mission, objectives, strategy and activities of Asia-pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology. Read more

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