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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

Fast-growing GMO salmon poised to hit US stores in 2020
29
July 2020

Fast-growing GMO salmon poised to hit US stores in 2020............ Read more

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ISAAA launches open-access page for Genome Editing Resources to disseminate the information collected from authentic sources
24
July 2020

ISAAA launches open-access page for Genome Editing Resources to disseminate the information collected from authentic sources............ Read more

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Researchers Turn to CRISPR Genome Editing to Make Cyanide-Free Cassava
23
July 2020

Researchers Turn to CRISPR Genome Editing to Make Cyanide-Free Cassava............ Read more

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Viewpoint: Calling gene-edited crops ‘natural’ won’t dispel public skepticism. Here’s a better way to build trust in CRISPR
21
July 2020

Viewpoint: Calling gene-edited crops ‘natural’ won’t dispel public skepticism. Here’s a better way to build trust in CRISPR by Christopher Preston, Trine Antonsen
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Viewpoint: Fish farming has a sustainability problem and genetic engineering might be the solution
15
July 2020

Viewpoint: Fish farming has a sustainability problem and genetic engineering might be the solution by Rupesh Paudyal............ Read more

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INFOGRAPHICS

Gene Editing - Plant Saviour from Imminent Threats
24 July
2020

#Gene-Editing to #Disentangle and solve multiple Forthcoming #Threats #APAARI #CropLifeAsia

Source: https://bit.ly/3eXFPx0

'SWISS' - A New Approach for Gene-Editing in Plants
23 July
2020

#Enhanced #Efficiency of #Gene-Editing – ‘SWISS’ #APAARI #CropLifeAsia #ISAAA #AFS

Source: https://bit.ly/39sixi0

Fight Climate Change and Save the Soil
22 July
2020

Smart plan to use #Plants in Fighting #Climate Change and #Soil Health Improvement #APAARI #CropLifeAsia

Source: https://bit.ly/30HM2IG

Pioneering Move Towards Healthier Rice using CRISPR Gene Editing
21 July
2020

Base editing of the #Wxgene for #Reduced Amylose content achieved within an Year #APAARI #CropLifeAsia

Source: https://bit.ly/3hrdlh6

Gene-Editing presents Endless Possibilities for Crop Improvement
20 July
2020

Novel Era in Traditional plant #Breeding brought by #Gene Editing #APAARi #CropLifeAsia

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

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

Managing Green House Gases with Plant Gene Editing

Climate change is the biggest crisis faced by mankind and a trigger for a multitude of other problems.? Our ever-increasing demand for energy has led to the constant increase in emission of Green House Gases (GHG) that have already caused considerable damage to the...

How Gene Editing Is Helping Communities Fight Drought

Climate Change is one of the biggest problems with far-reaching consequences faced by mankind. While the melting of glaciers and icebergs and submerging of coastal area are part of the common discourse, what isn’t often stated is its effect on agriculture. With a...

Smart Harvesting – A must for better Crop Yield

There is an increased awareness amongst the consumers regarding nutrition and food safety. The farmer today, needs to address the consumer demands as well as feed the growing global population. In the current pandemic, the demand for plant-derived products is on the...

LATEST PUBLICATION

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

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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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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