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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

Global status of commercialized biotech/GM Crops: 2019
16 June
2021

“Did you know that 72 countries (on every continent except Antarctica) have adopted biotech crops since 1996, the first year of commercial planting? And biotech crops help food security, sustainability, and climate change mitigation? Learn more below @isaaa_org @ISAAASciSpeaks.”, CropLife International...... Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: ISAAA

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Systems biology for crop improvement
14 June
2021

“Our latest paper together w/ partners proposes a strategic #SystemsBiology approach & integration of #multiomics #data for a holistic & better understanding of the dynamic biological system, towards accelerated crop improvement.”, Center of Excellence in Genomics & Systems Biology, ICRISAT...... Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: Lekha T. Pazhamala, Himabindu Kudapa, Wolfram Weckwerth, A. Harvey Millar, Rajeev K. Varshney

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Europe is reviewing its stance on CRISPR crops
11 June
2021

Europe is reviewing its stance on CRISPR crops...... Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: Joan Conrow | Alliance for Science

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How to breed a climate resilient sunflower?
09 June
2021

Look to its ancient cousins...... Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: Sarah Gibbens | Sunflowers bloom in July 2020 on a field in Germany. In September and October, the sunflowers are harvested and oil is pressed from the seeds. Photograph by Jens Büttner picture alliance/Getty Images

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Designing Future Crops: Genomics-Assisted Breeding Comes of Age
07 June
2021

“Want to know about GAB2.0? here it is. We published about #Genomics_Assisted_Breeding (GAB) 15 years back in 10th Anniversary Issue, and now we document success stories of GAB and way forward for GAB as GAB2.0 in 25th Anniversary Issue of @TrendsPlantSci.”, Rajeev Varshney, Research Program Director of ICRISAT...... Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: Rajeev K.Varshney, Abhishek Bohra, Jianming Yu, Andreas Graner, Qifa Zhang, Mark E. Sorrells

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INFOGRAPHICS

African Union member status are in the process of amending their existing laws and regulations to accommodate the new emerging technologies, such as genome editing
15 June 2021

Three African nations viz., Kenya, Nigeria, and Eswatini policies for gene editing and proactively bringing gene editing applications to the forefront of agriculture.

Source: https://bit.ly/3gym16f

Researchers at Nagoya University are using gene editing to improve rice
11 June 2021

They have activated photosynthesis and nutrient utilization in rice leading to a 30% increase in yield, with reduced use of nitrogen fertilizers.

Source: https://bit.ly/3pHHwpm

A successful application of CRISPR is to solve the ecological problem of commercial forest tree farming
10 June 2021

Eucalyptus is a pest-resistant evergreen valued for its hardy lumber and wellness-promoting oil.

Source: https://bit.ly/3ivXHor

Given the task of feeding the increasing global population and making nutritious food available for all
09 June 2021

Plant breeders need to unlock larger crop diversity and domesticate diverse crops.

Source: https://go.nature.com/3ipBHeM

The French Minister of Agriculture Julien Denormandie has an open view on NBT
08 June 2021

NBT allows the early development of varieties that might have naturally appeared over a period of time.

Source: https://bit.ly/3zjYSxh

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEBINAR SERIES ON PLANT GENE EDITING

Date: To be decided
Organizer: APAARI, APCoAB, BCIL

Exact dates and Registration Link will be announced soon! 

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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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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

Brochure

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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.

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

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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...

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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

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

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

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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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