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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

Facing disease crisis, Ugandan farmers say they’ll illegally grow GMO cassava to feed their families, increase yields
08
July 2020

Facing disease crisis, Ugandan farmers say they’ll illegally grow GMO cassava to feed their families, increase yields

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Tailor-made climate-ready and nutrient-dense rice
03
July 2020

Precision breeding has tailor-made new rice varieties will combat the double burden of malnutrition and a pesticide-free environment............ Read more

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Eight GM plant species pass safety tests for import in China
30
June 2020

Eight GM plant species pass safety tests for import in China............ Read more

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GMO skeptics abuse UN Biodiversity Conference to promote anti-biotech agenda
25
June 2020

Viewpoint: GMO skeptics abuse UN Biodiversity Conference to promote anti-biotech agenda............ Read more

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Maharashtra farmers intensify pro-GM crops stir in India
23
June 2020

With thousands of farmers sowing GM cotton, soya bean, BT brinjal and corn seeds, the Shetkari Sanghatana (Farmers’ Organization) of Maharashtra in India has intensified its agitation against the ban on GM crops............ 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

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)

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

Save Cacao Trees with Gene Editing

In the words of famous American author Cassandra Clare, “What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?” The global population has a soft corner for all forms of chocolate treats, ranging from wrapped candy bars, chocolate fudge ice-creams to the good old...

Make Soybean Herbicide Tolerant with Gene Editing

Herbicide tolerance in genetically modified soybeans is imparted by bacterial genes. The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Centre is striving with the help of leading researchers to examine the soybean genome and under the guidance of Professor Feng Qu, they...

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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