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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

No evidence GMO chestnut trees harm humans, animals or the environment, developers tell USDA
20
October 2020

No evidence GMO chestnut trees harm humans, animals or the environment, developers tell USDA............ Read more

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Gene Editing Improves Drought Tolerance in Tomato
16
October 2020

Gene Editing Improves Drought Tolerance in Tomato............ Read more

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There’s no such thing as a ‘GMO,’ and the history of potatoes illustrates why the term is ‘nonsensical’
12
October 2020

There’s no such thing as a ‘GMO,’ and the history of potatoes illustrates why the term is ‘nonsensical’............ Read more

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Scientists Identify New Resistance Gene to Potato Disease that Caused Irish Famine
09
October 2020

Scientists Identify New Resistance Gene to Potato Disease that Caused Irish Famine............ Read more

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Burkina Faso renews commitment to GM crops with Bt cowpea
06
October 2020

Burkina Faso renews commitment to GM crops with Bt cowpea............ Read more

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INFOGRAPHICS

#EU should endorse #Gene-editing for the #benefit and #welfare of all European #farmers and #consumers
20 October
2020

Implementation of reasonable regulatory policies will intensify #growth and #innovation in agriculture for creating a strong #foodvaluechain. Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions CropLife International

Source: https://bit.ly/3keKfDs

A new variety of #petunia developed with #CRISPR #genomeediting technology not to be regulated by #USDA
15 October
2020

Gene-edited petunia determined as Non-GMO. Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions

Source: https://bit.ly/2GTsDP4

Technological Innovation can Make Food Production More Sustainable
14 October
2020

Implementation of reasonable regulatory policies will intensify #growth and #innovation in agriculture for creating a strong #foodvaluechain. Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions

Source: https://bit.ly/314xHH6

Chile has adopted gene editing for improving fruit production
13 October
2020

#Chile takes a progressive to tackle drought and salinity through #gene-edited #crops. Allows #fieldtrials of edited crops. Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions

Source: https://bit.ly/2SQaML2

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Activities of APCoAB in 2020

Regional Expert Consultation: Conservation and Utilization of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (Tentative Period: November 2020;Co-organizer: ICAR, India)

APCoAB Steering Committee Meeting (July 7 2020)

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Activities of APCoAB in 2020

International Training on Biotechnological tools for conservation and sustainable utilization of fish genetic resources (Tentative Period: October-November 2020; Co-organizer: ICAR, India)

International Symposium on the Practice and Benefits of Circular Agriculture in Waste Reducing and Recycling (Tentative Period: November 2020; Co-organizers: COA, FFTC, Taiwan)

International Conference on Precision Biotechnology in Agriculture (ICPBA) (Tentative Period: December 2020; Co-organizer: MARDI, Malaysia)

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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)

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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

United States will not regulate most Gene Edited Crops

Slowly and gradually the world is moving towards embracing technology for improving the food products, be it plant-based meat, alternate sources of protein, or foods from gene-edited crops. This is also imperative to meet the ever-increasing demand for global food...

LATEST PUBLICATION

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

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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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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