Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources
“Did you know that 72 countries (on every continent except Antarctica) have adopted biotech crops since 1996, the first year of commercial planting? And biotech crops help food security, sustainability, and climate change mitigation? Learn more below @isaaa_org @ISAAASciSpeaks.”, CropLife International...... Read more
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Systems biology for crop improvement
14 June 2021
“Our latest paper together w/ partners proposes a strategic #SystemsBiology approach & integration of #multiomics #data for a holistic & better understanding of the dynamic biological system, towards accelerated crop improvement.”, Center of Excellence in Genomics & Systems Biology, ICRISAT...... Read more
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How to breed a climate resilient sunflower?
09 June 2021
Look to its ancient cousins...... Read more
News Source | Photo Credit: Sarah Gibbens | Sunflowers bloom in July 2020 on a field in Germany. In September and October, the sunflowers are harvested and oil is pressed from the seeds. Photograph by Jens Büttner picture alliance/Getty Images
“Want to know about GAB2.0? here it is. We published about #Genomics_Assisted_Breeding (GAB) 15 years back in 10th Anniversary Issue, and now we document success stories of GAB and way forward for GAB as GAB2.0 in 25th Anniversary Issue of @TrendsPlantSci.”, Rajeev Varshney, Research Program Director of ICRISAT...... Read more
News Source | Photo Credit: Rajeev K.Varshney, Abhishek Bohra, Jianming Yu, Andreas Graner, Qifa Zhang, Mark E. Sorrells
African Union member status are in the process of amending their existing laws and regulations to accommodate the new emerging technologies, such as genome editing
15 June 2021
Three African nations viz., Kenya, Nigeria, and Eswatini policies for gene editing and proactively bringing gene editing applications to the forefront of agriculture.
Researchers at Nagoya University are using gene editing to improve rice
11 June 2021
They have activated photosynthesis and nutrient utilization in rice leading to a 30% increase in yield, with reduced use of nitrogen fertilizers.
A successful application of CRISPR is to solve the ecological problem of commercial forest tree farming
10 June 2021
Eucalyptus is a pest-resistant evergreen valued for its hardy lumber and wellness-promoting oil.
Given the task of feeding the increasing global population and making nutritious food available for all
09 June 2021
Plant breeders need to unlock larger crop diversity and domesticate diverse crops.
The French Minister of Agriculture Julien Denormandie has an open view on NBT
08 June 2021
NBT allows the early development of varieties that might have naturally appeared over a period of time.
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
Zoom link: Click here
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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...
The major worry for the agriculture biologists around the world is about running out of food stock while feeding the ever-growing population, which is estimated to rise to 9.7 billion globally by 2050. The efficient use of innovative technologies like gene editing...
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...