Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources
Waive CRISPR patents to meet food needs in low-income countries
26 November 2021
Waiver of CRISPR patents coupled with enabling policies gene editing can be proven as game changer for contributing significantly towards food security in developing countries and LDCs...... Read more
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New rules will make UK gene-edited crop research easier
23 November 2021
“Good news - United Kingdom plans to ease requirements for field research on gene-edited crops. EU policies on gene editing needs to be reviewed urgently to reduce the unfounded fear on account of biosafety among public.”, commented by Dr. Rishi, Coordinator of APAARI....... Read more
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“In Nigeria, GM cowpea was helped by enabling policies and also grass-roots science movement led by the @OFABnigeria, a team of scientists and regulators met the anti-GM campaigners with a robust counter-offensive to succeed.”, commented by Dr. Rishi, Coordinator of APAARI....... Read more
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UN Food Systems Summit: Biotechnology key to meeting zero hunger goals....... Read more
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The effect of persuasive/possessing information regarding GMOs on consumer attitudes....... Read more
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#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.
Addressing #foodsecurity, #scientists across the globe are using #geneediting to make specific, predetermined changes in staple crop genomes
16 September 2021
Addressing #foodsecurity, #scientists across the globe are using #geneediting to make specific, predetermined changes in staple crop genomes.
#CRISPR is allowing scientists to develop new #crop varieties that are tastier and flavorful along with being #resistant to a large number of #pests and #diseases
16 September 2021
#CRISPR is allowing scientists to develop new #crop varieties that are tastier and flavorful along with being #resistant to a large number of #pests and #diseases.
Numerous #CRISPR advancements will impact the way #geneediting technology can enhance #crop performance and help in strengthening the global #foodsupply chain
15 September 2021
Numerous #CRISPR advancements will impact the way #geneediting technology can enhance #crop performance and help in strengthening the global #foodsupply chain.
#Geneediting regulatory process should focus to encourage innovation while assuring product quality and safety
15 September 2021
#Geneediting regulatory process should focus to encourage innovation while assuring product quality and safety.
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 (7 days; 1 to 3 December and 6 to 9 December 2021)
Module 2: Aquatic Animal Diseases and Biosecurity (7 days; 10 December and 13 to 18 December 2021)
Module 3: Genomics and Bioinformatics (7 days; 5 to 7 January and 10 to 13 January 2022)
Organizers: ICAR, NBFGR, APAARI, APCoAB
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
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
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
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...