Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources
PARC Organised Workshop on Plant Genetic Resources, Gene Bank Operations
07 MAY 2018
On May 8th, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) and COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad organized an ‘International Workshop on Plant Genetic Resources and Gene bank Operations Management Systems’, to train 35 participants from OIC member… Read more
Can genomics deliver climate-change ready crops?
21 APR 2018
This review summarizes how germplasm collections are utilized to identify superior alleles/haplotypes through NGS based sequencing approaches and how genomics-enabled technologies together with precise phenotyping are being used in crop breeding. Pre-breeding and genomics-assisted breeding approaches are contributing to the more efficient development of climate-resil… Read more
Role of genomics in promoting the utilization of plant genetic resources in genebanks
23 APR 2018
It is estimated that about 1% of germplasm conserved in genebanks are utilized. Genomics has the potential to revolutionize the utilization of genebank collections for having positive impact on food and nutritional security, as concluded by Australian scientists. Read more
Agricultural biotechnologies that improved safety, yields, food security in developing nations
02 MAY 2018
Genetic Literacy Project reports that agricultural biotechnologies have a significant impact on food security and environmental safety in developing countries including China, India and Pakistan.
Brainstorming Meeting on Strategies for Implementation of ‘Delhi Declaration for Agrobiodiversity Management’ in India – Proceedings and Action Points
02 MAY 2018
A brainstorming meeting on Strategies for Implementation of ‘Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management’ was organized in India to chalk out a plan for effective implementation of the 12-point Delhi Declaration on… Read more
Regional Expert Consultation on Underutilized Crops for Food and Nutritional Security in Asia and the Pacific
This publication details the proceedings of the Regional Expert Consultation on Underutilized Crops for Food and Nutritional Security in Asia and the Pacific that happened in Bangkok during November 13-15 2017.
APAARI Strategic Plan 2017-2022
The Strategic Plan directs APAARI, its partners and other stakeholders to focus on four main themes and their respective outcomes and to contribute to the development of agri-food systems (AFS) in the Asia-Pacific region. These themes are: i) Mobilization, management and use of natural resources for sustainability; ii) Management of risks and un…Read more