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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

Unlocking the inherent potential of plant genetic resources: food security and climate adaptation strategy in Fiji and the Pacific
12 May
2021

“Pacific Islands Countries have enormous potential to address food security problems as these are home of many root and tuber crops, those contribute in food system as important crops@B4FNTeam @BiovIntCIAT_eng @UNBiodiversity @planttreaty”, commented by Dr. Rishi, Coordinator of APAARI........ Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: Hemalatha Palanivel and Shipra Shah

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Sanatech Seed launches world’s first GE tomato
10 May
2021

“(Japanese) Sanatech Seed launches world's first tomato developed using gene editing - a new plant breeding technique.”, commented by Dr. Rishi, Coordinator of APAARI....... Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: fruitnet.com

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Global Institute for Food Security researchers at USask help map broad genetic diversity of canola crop
07 May
2021

The International Canola Pan-genome Consortium, an international group of leading academic and commercial companies from the USA, Canada, Europe, and Israel has announced the successful completion of the canola/rapeseed pan-genome....... Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: University of Saskatchewan| Canola plant. (Photo: Shea Long, Coastal Lifestyles Photography)

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What are TALENs and How are TALENs different from CRISPRs?
05 May
2021

“New ISAAA infographic illustrates #TALENs, how they are different from #CRISPR, how they help improve crops, and how to gain access to the technology. Download here: http://bit.ly/TALENsInfog”, ISAAA...... Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: ISAAA

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New Book Explores Global Attitudes to GM Crops and Unravels Reasons Behind Negative Sentiments
03 May
2021

New Book Explores Global Attitudes to GM Crops and Unravels Reasons Behind Negative Sentiments...... Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: Clement Dionglay | ISAAA

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INFOGRAPHICS

Farmers the world over are dealing with unpredictable weather patterns that are adversely impacting the crops, yield, and produce quality

#GeneEditing along with other advanced tools can help #breeders to mitigate #climate change and feed the world population with healthy and nutritious food.

Source: https://bit.ly/33D8FQg

Gene-edited crops are comparable to the changes from conventional plant breeding, though the changes are made more precisely and efficiently
06 May
2021

Canada's exemption from the #regulatory review of gene-edited #crops with no foreign gene will help in the #adoption and #acceptance of improved crops.

Source: https://bit.ly/2R11GOn

Gene editing can support sustainable agriculture
05 May
2021

#Geneediting has the #potential to develop pest and disease-resistant #crops to which will help in reducing #pesticide use, improve carbon storage and productivity to contribute significantly towards achieving the goal of #sustainable #agriculture.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEBINAR ON THE ANALYSIS OF PESTICIDES, VETERINARY DRUGS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS

Topic: The QuEChERSER mega method for the analysis of pesticides, veterinary drugs and environmental contaminants
Date:
9 AM EDT (New York Time), April 19, 2021

Lecturer: Dr. Steven Lehotay (Lead Scientist at USDA-ARS)

Zoom ID: 925 9736 2164
Password: 2021
Zoom link: Click here

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WEBINAR SERIES ON PLANT GENE EDITING

Date: April to May 2021
Organizer: APAARI, APCoAB, BCIL

Exact dates and Registration Link will be announced soon! 

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REGIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON BIOTECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS IN AQUATIC GENETIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND EX SITU CONSERVATION

Date: December 7-18, 2020
Organizer: ICAR, NBFGR, APAARI and APCoAB

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE PRACTICE AND BENEFITS OF CIRCULAR AGRICULTURE IN WASTE REDUCING AND RECYCLING

Date: November 5-6, 2020
Location: Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region (FFTC), Taipei, Taiwan
Organizer: COA, FFTC and TLRI
Partner: APAARI and APCoAB 

Concept Note and Tentative Programme

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REGIONAL EXPERT CONSULTATION ON AGRICULTURALLY IMPORTANT MICROORGANISMS

Date: October 28, 2020
Organizer: ICAR-NBAIM, APAARI, APCoAB and COA

Concept Note and Tentative Technical Programme

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APCOAB STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: July 7, 2020
Organizer: APAARI and APCoAB

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INTERNATIONAL HANDS-ON TRAINING ON GENOME EDITING TECHNOLOGIES

Date: October 14-25, 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.

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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

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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

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BLOGS

Gene Editing can help in Sustainable Agriculture

New breeding techniques (NBT), precisely gene-editing tools like CRISPR-Cas9 allow scientists to develop more nutritious, climate-resilient and crops for sustainable farming systems without introducing any foreign DNA from other plant species. However, the anti-GMO...

Gene Editing Can Re-engineer Climate-friendly Crops

Gene editing is the new advanced tool for crop improvement that may contribute significantly to sustainable food production. It can do so making crops efficient in the use of soil and water resources and developing pest and disease-resistant crops to bring down...

LATEST PUBLICATION

Sheep and Goats in Fiji and PNG  – A Success Story

Success Story on Sheep and Goats in Fiji and PNG.... Read more

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e-Compandium of Training Module on Biotechnological Tools in Aquatic Genetic Resource Management and Ex Situ Conservation

Link for registration: https://e-nbfgr.nbfgr.res.in/home/index... Read more

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Regional Capacity Building Programme on Biotechnological Tools in Aquatic Genetic Resource Management and Ex Situ Conservation – Brochure

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Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine Genetic Resources and their Amelioration – Country Status Reports

Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine.... Read more

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Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine Genetic Resources and their Amelioration – Proceedings and Recommendations

Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine.... Read more

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13th International Conference on Development of Drylands - Converting Dryland Areas from Grey into Green – Proceedings

13th International Conference on Development of Drylands.... Read more

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APCoAB Brochure (2020)

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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