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

Genome-Edited Triple-Recessive Mutation Alters Seed Dormancy in Wheat

29 August 2019

Researchers from NARO and Okayama University, Japan developed rain-resistant wheat using CRISPER-Cas9 in about one year whereas it take about 10 years using conventional breeding approach........ Read more

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A Farmer Satyagraha for Permission-less Innovation

27 June 2019

‘Civil disobedience’ movement by Indian farmers for their rights to avail benefits of biotech products even after Bt brinjal success in neighboring country Bangladesh ........ Read more

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Golden Rice, Part 4: Cost-effective GMO crop can save lives and dramatically boost developing economies

06 June 2019

Economists have calculated that conservative adoption of Golden Rice would benefit the GDP of Asian countries by US$6.4 billion (value in US$ of 2005) annually through increased productivity enabled by reduced vitamin A deficiency-induced sickness, and improved eyesight and ~US$17.4 billion (value in US$ of 2005) if Golden Rice adoption encouraged adoption of other nutritional traits in rice. ........ Read more

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Haryana’s Bt brinjal row: Govt must allow farmers to have access to technologies in agriculture to dissuade illegal use of seeds

06 June 2019

Government must allow farmers to have access to technologies in agriculture to dissuade illegal use of Bt brinjal in India. Believing that with a change in government and of environment minister, Bt brinjal could be approved. ........ Read more

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New Appointment

03 May 2019

Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan, Executive Director, Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC), has been selected as ISAAA Global Coordinator, will assume charge on 1 May 2019. Congratulations Dr. Maha!. ........ Read more

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A new high precision method for genetic engineering and gene editing

09 APR 2019

High aspect ratio nanomaterials enable delivery of functional genetic material without DNA integration in mature plants - a simple and speedy method similar to a sewing with a needle and thread. The results are published in Nature Nanotechnology. ........ Read more

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Gene-edited foods are safe, Japanese panel concludes

APR 2019

Japan will allow gene-edited foodstuffs to be sold to consumers without safety evaluations as long as the techniques involved meet certain criteria if recommendations agreed ........ Read more

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Why biotechnology can be Indian economy's next success story

APR 2019

The Indian biotechnology industry has flourished over the years. As of 2016, India had over a thousand biotechnology start-ups ........ Read more

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Biofertilizers and Biopesticides (B&B) for Sustainable Agriculture

JAN 2019

This e-paper provides not only cross-border Biofertilizers and Biopesticides development progress from industry, academia and government section, but also latest business information worldwide........ Read more

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Biopreservation and Biobanking

DEC 2018

Special issue of ‘Biopreservation and Biobanking’ on ‘Agricultural Genebanks’, is based on the experience of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and its partners in building a global system for ex situ conservation of crop diversity. It provides a glimpse of how modern agricultural biobanks organize their work to embrace new challenges, and work together to share ideas and technologies....... Read more

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GM Mustard Crop

30 OCT 2018

The Supreme Court of India asked the government to make its stand clear on the field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop in two weeks....... Read more

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Philippine’s 4th National Biotechnology Week of the the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) together with the Department of Agriculture (DA)

20 SEPT 2018

The 14th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) of the Philippines starts this week with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as the host agency. Read more

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GMO cotton prompts dramatic drop in China’s pesticide use

20 SEPT 2018

China has experienced large and sustained reductions in pesticide use as a result of adopting the GM cotton crop...... Read more

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First Annual Crop Wild Relatives Week kicks off 

22-29 SEP 2018

The Crop Science Society of America is proud to host Crop Wild Relatives Week on September 22 – 29, 2018, to celebrate the contribution that these humble and hearty plants have made to increasing food security around the world. The collections of plants; the work being done to collect, conserve, characterize, and use them; and the importance of continuing to do so will be highlighted in blogs, web stories, and infographics..... Read more

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Biotech Country Facts and Trends

19 SEP 2018

Biotech Country Facts and Trends summaries in 1-2 pages that highlight the commercialization of biotech crops in the developing countries have been released by ISAAA. Data on biotech crop commercialization (hectarage and adoption), approvals and planting, benefits and future prospects in each country are presented in a brief and easily understandable manner..... Read more

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Field trials of GM canola are permitted in Australia

6 SEP 2018

Australia’s Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has permitted field trails of GM canaola for altered oil content and herbicide tolerance for 5 years to gather the data for agronomic performance, oil profile and content, nutritional assessment, compositional analysis, molecular analysis, and genetic stability.... Read more

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Japan government panel has decided not to regulate some genome editing procedures.

21 AUG 2018

The Members of Ministry of Environment (MoE), Government of Japan, agreed in a Technical Committee meeting that as long as a product of gene editing technology does not contain nucleic acids from a foreign source, it should not be regulated under the existing genetic engineering regulations in Japan. The MoE is of the... Read more

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Crop wild relative week

22-29 SEP 2018

Crop Science Society of America celebrates ‘Crop Wild Relative (CWR) week’ during September 22-29, 2018. Learn more through web blogs, videos and other stories about CWR and its use in crop improvement programs.

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South Asia Biosafety Program – August newsletter

AUGUST 2018

Relevant news about biosafety regulation and policy developments in India and Bangladesh, as well as updates about the capacity building activities through the South Asia Biosafety Program are highlighted in this newsletter.

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Philippines farmer leaders support the application of biotechnology in agriculture

19 AUGUST 2018

Twenty-eight farmer-leaders from six regions in Mindanao, including the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, added their signatures to more than 200 other previous signatories in the “Declaration of Support for the Application of Biotechnology in Agriculture.”

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Shifting the limits in wheat research and breeding using a fully annotated reference genome

17 AUGUST 2018

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium gives hope to wheat farmers as they publish the fully annotated reference wheat genome, opening new vistas in research and breeding of wheat which is one of the major staple food crops in the world. Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

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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.

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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

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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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LATEST PUBLICATION

In Vitro and Cryopreservation Approaches for Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources

The International Training on ‘In Vitro and Cryopreservation Approaches for Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources’  .... Read more

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Regional Status Reports and Strategic Papers on Underutilized Animal Genetic Resources and the their Amelioration (2019)

A compilation of status reports of underutilized animal genetic resources in the various regions of Asia and the Pacific .... Read more

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International Hands-in Training on Genome Editing Technologies Practical Manual (2019)

In recent years, biotechnological approaches have been the central to scientic research in agriculture. Significant progress ... .... Read more

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Regional Workshop on Underutilized Animal Genetic Resources – Proceedings (2019)

The Regional Workshop on Underutilized Animal Genetic Resources and their Amelioration was held on March 4-6, 2019 at .... Read more

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GM Maize in the Philippines, A Success Story (2019)

The Philippines has a long history with GM maize having been the first country in Asia to approve a GM crop for use as food and feed with Bt Maize in 2002. .... Read more

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Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology – Strategic Papers/Country Status Reports (2018)

A ‘Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology – Scoping Partnerships to Improve Livelihoods of Farmers in Asia and The Pacific’ was held on May 29-31, 2018 at Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.... Read more

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Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology – Proceedings (2018)

A ‘Regional Expert Consultation on Agricultural Biotechnology – Scoping Partnerships to Improve Livelihoods of Farmers in Asia and The Pacific’ was held on May 29-31, 2018 at Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.... Read more

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Success Story on Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh (2018)

A document on Success Story on Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh has been prepared and presented the Brinjal as vegetable, agriculture biotechnology, genetically modified (GM) crops, research initiatives at BARI... Read more

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APCoAB Brochure (2018)

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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