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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

Gene-edited cows just secured record-fast FDA approval - here’s why
19 May
2022

Gene-edited cows just secured record-fast FDA approval - here’s why.......Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: JENNA GALLEGOS | Alliance for Science

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Latest Developments in Genome Editing Regulation
17 May
2022

Latest Developments in Genome Editing Regulation.......Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: Kristine Grace N. Tome | ISAAA

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The BOLD Project
12 May
2022

Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development is a groundbreaking 10-year project to combat climate change.......Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: The Crop Trust

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Enlisting wild grass genes to combat nitrification in wheat farming: A nature-based solution
10 May
2022

Research article: Enlisting wild grass genes to combat nitrification in wheat farming: A nature-based solution.......Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: Guntur V. Subbarao et al. (2021)

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Tropical forests have big climate benefits beyond carbon storage
05 May
2022

“World’s tropical forests collectively cool the surface of the planet by around 1 °C. 2/3 their cooling power comes from their ability to suck in CO2 and store it; 1/3 comes by their ability to create clouds, humidify the air and release cooling chemicals.”, commented by Dr. Rishi, Coordinator of APAARI.......Read more

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INFOGRAPHICS

Perspective: A CRISPR way for accelerating improvement of food crops
18 May 2022

Perspectives by Yi Zhang, Mathias Pribil, Michael Palmgren & Caixia Gao published on 30 March 2020. See details.

Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s43016-020-0051-8

Updates on sugarcane via CRISPR in Brazil
06 May 2022

See more details through the original article by the author, Daniel Azevedo on Future Farming.

Source: https://www.futurefarming.com/crop-solutions/brazil-develops-non-transgenic-crispr-edited-sugarcane/

Philippine Government Updates Biotech Regulations to Speed Up Approvals
29 April 2022

Multiple relevant Departments of Philippine Government approve updates of Biotechnology regulations. See more details via the link

Source: https://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=19318

The Earth Day 2022
22 April 2022

See details regarding the fifth Exponential Climate Action Summit held by #EARTHDAY.ORG. #InvestInOurPlanet

Source: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2022/

#Geneediting increases #genetic variability and can bring variations from wild #species into cultivated #crops to manage #climatechange and #sustainable #agriculture
17 September 2021

#Geneediting increases #genetic variability and can bring variations from wild #species into cultivated #crops to manage #climatechange and #sustainable #agriculture.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEBINAR SERIES FOR POPULARIZING PLANT TISSUE CULTURE IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES TOWARDS REALIZING ITS POTENTIAL

Date: May 31, 2022 Webinar 1: Banana, Root and Tuber Crops (Banana & Potato) | Registration Link
June 30, 2022 Webinar 2: Perennial fruits/cash crops ((Date palm, Pomegranate & Sugarcane) | Registration Link
July 29, 2022 Webinar 3: Tree/ Woody Plants (Bamboo & Teak) | Registration Link
August 26, 2022 Webinar 4: Ornamentals Plants | Registration Link

Organizers: APAARI, BCIL, APCoAB
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VIRTUAL REGIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON APPLICATION OF MODERN BIOTECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR MANAGEMENT OF AQUATIC GENETIC RESOURCES – NOMINATIONS

Date and Time: Module 1: Genetic Diversity and Ex-Situ Conservation (8 days; 16 to 23 December 2021)
Module 2: Aquatic Animal Diseases and Biosecurity (9 days; 4 to 12 January 2022)
Module 3: Genomics and Bioinformatics (9 days; 13 to 21 January 2022)

Organizers: ICAR, NBFGR, APAARI, APCoAB
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Training Brochure | Application AqGR Training

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON “INNOVATION AND APPLICATION OF ANIMAL VACCINES AND HEALTH-PROMOTION FEED ADDITIVES FOR ANTIBIOTICS-FREE ERA IN LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY”

Date and Time: November 11-12, 2021; 07:30-16:00 and 08:30-09:50 (ICT)
Organizers: FFTC, TLRI
Partners: DST-Taiwan, AHRI, BAPHIQ, ATRI, TIER, APAARI, APCoAB
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Concept Note | Programme

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VIRTUAL REGIONAL EXPERT CONSULTATION ON AGROFORESTRY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS OF FARMERS IN ASIA-PACIFIC

Date and Time: October 13-14, 2021; 11:00-14:15 (ICT)
Organizers: APAARI, CIFOR-ICRAF, APCoAB, COA
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Concept Note | Technical Programme

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WEBINAR SERIES ON APPLICATIONS OF GENE EDITING IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

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Organizers: APAARI, KBCH, BCIL, APCoAB

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VIRTUAL REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON INVESTMENT IN MODERN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND ITS SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT ON LIVELIHOODS OF FARMERS IN ASIA-PACIFIC

Date and Time: August 2-3, 2021; 11:00-14:15 (ICT)
Organizers: APAARI, APCoAB, PCAARRD, COA, CLA, FSII
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Concept NoteTentative Technical ProgrammeSpeakers' Presentations

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WEBINAR ON THE ANALYSIS OF PESTICIDES, VETERINARY DRUGS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS

Topic: The QuEChERSER mega method for the analysis of pesticides, veterinary drugs and environmental contaminants
Date:
9 AM EDT (New York Time), April 19, 2021

Lecturer: Dr. Steven Lehotay (Lead Scientist at USDA-ARS)

Zoom ID: 925 9736 2164
Password: 2021
Zoom link: Click here

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REGIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON BIOTECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS IN AQUATIC GENETIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND EX SITU CONSERVATION

Date: December 7-18, 2020
Organizer: ICAR, NBFGR, APAARI and APCoAB

Brochure

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE PRACTICE AND BENEFITS OF CIRCULAR AGRICULTURE IN WASTE REDUCING AND RECYCLING

Date: November 5-6, 2020
Location: Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region (FFTC), Taipei, Taiwan
Organizer: COA, FFTC and TLRI
Partner: APAARI and APCoAB 

Concept Note and Tentative Programme

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REGIONAL EXPERT CONSULTATION ON AGRICULTURALLY IMPORTANT MICROORGANISMS

Date: October 28, 2020
Organizer: ICAR-NBAIM, APAARI, APCoAB and COA

Concept Note and Tentative Technical Programme

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APCOAB STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: July 7, 2020
Organizer: APAARI and APCoAB

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INTERNATIONAL HANDS-ON TRAINING ON GENOME EDITING TECHNOLOGIES

Date: October 14-25, 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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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

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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

Gene Editing can help in Sustainable Agriculture

New breeding techniques (NBT), precisely gene-editing tools like CRISPR-Cas9 allow scientists to develop more nutritious, climate-resilient and crops for sustainable farming systems without introducing any foreign DNA from other plant species. However, the anti-GMO...

Gene Editing Can Re-engineer Climate-friendly Crops

Gene editing is the new advanced tool for crop improvement that may contribute significantly to sustainable food production. It can do so making crops efficient in the use of soil and water resources and developing pest and disease-resistant crops to bring down...

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Policy Paper on Scaling up the Adoption of GM Maize in Emerging Economies: Economic and Policy Lessons from The Philippines

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Tissue Culture-Raised Apple Rootstock in India – A Success Story

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Success Story on Induced Systemic Resistance

A New Hope for Malaysian Papaya Industry....
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Sheep and Goats in Fiji and PNG  – A Success Story

Success Story on Sheep and Goats in Fiji and PNG.... Read more

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e-Compandium of Training Module on Biotechnological Tools in Aquatic Genetic Resource Management and Ex Situ Conservation

Link for registration: https://e-nbfgr.nbfgr.res.in/home/index... Read more

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Regional Capacity Building Programme on Biotechnological Tools in Aquatic Genetic Resource Management and Ex Situ Conservation – Brochure

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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

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13th International Conference on Development of Drylands - Converting Dryland Areas from Grey into Green – Proceedings

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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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