1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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

Catalyzing Commercialization: Gene Editing Promises New Disease-Resistant Citrus Trees
11 August
2022

Genome editing to create new disease resistance citrus varieties, requiring low pesticides.......Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE NEWS

 

Do only private companies conduct research on GMOs?
09 August
2022

Public institutions are also developing groundbreaking biotech innovations to mitigate food security and climate change.......Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: CropLife International

CLICK HERE FOR MORE NEWS

 

FAO Council endorses new 10-year strategies on Climate Change and on Science and Innovation
02 August
2022

“Adoption of biotechnology with enabling policies included in 10-year strategies of FAO Council to mitigate climate challenges.”, commented by Dr. Rishi, Coordinator of APAARI......Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: FAO

CLICK HERE FOR MORE NEWS

 

Opportunities for Orphan Crops: Expected Economic Benefits From Biotechnology
02 August
2022

Conducive enabling environment and increased support for adoption of biotechnology......Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: Patricia Zambrano, Ulrike Wood-Sichra, Remidius D. Ruhinduka, Dayo Phillip, Alejandro Nin Pratt, John Komen, Enoch Mutebi Kikulwe, José Falck Zepeda, Fred M. Dzanku and Judith A. Chambers

CLICK HERE FOR MORE NEWS

 

This CRISPR pioneer wants to capture more carbon with crops
28 July
2022

New research at Jennifer Doudna's institute aims to create faster-growing, carbon-hungry plants using the gene-editing tool......Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: Casey Crownhart | Innovative Genomics Institute

CLICK HERE FOR MORE NEWS

 

INFOGRAPHICS

Philippine Government has aimed to ensure enough seed production of Golden Rice
15 August 2022

With initial distribution in 7 targeted provinces including the identified early planter provinces for expanded seed production........Read More

Source

Rwanda Government is having on-going trials for the use of agricultural biotechnology in producing a new Irish potato variety resistant to the late blight disease
10 August 2022

Some potato farmers look forward to this governmental direction for fighting late blight disease. Growing a new Irish potato variety could increase crop production and cut off the use of agro-chemicals........Read More

Source

Bangladesh government has agreed to introduce 2 Bt cotton varieties, second GM crop after Bt eggplant
28 July 2022

Due to low yield (3 ton/ha) of the country’s homegrown cotton varieties, Bangladesh National Technical Committee on Crop Biotechnology has approved two Bt cotton varieties.......Read More

Source

GM Safflower is in significant demand in Australia
21 July 2022

Melbourne-based GO Resources has been producing this specific safflower crop featuring 'super high' levels of oleic acid.......Read More

Source

The farmers of the Northern Ghana call on the government to release improved variety of GM cowpea (2019)
12 July 2022

The passage of the National Biosafety Act in 2011 is to allow commercialization of GM crops in Ghana, however, GM variety is yet on the local market.......Read More

Source

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
See Details

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

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
See Details

Training Brochure | Application AqGR Training

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

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
See Details

Concept Note | Programme

Click HERE to Register Link

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

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
See Details

Concept Note | Technical Programme

Click HERE to Register Link

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

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

See Details
Organizers: APAARI, KBCH, BCIL, APCoAB

CLICK HERE to Register Link

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

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
See Details

Concept NoteTentative Technical ProgrammeSpeakers' Presentations

Click HERE to Register Link

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

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

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

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

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

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

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

REGIONAL EXPERT CONSULTATION ON AGRICULTURALLY IMPORTANT MICROORGANISMS

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

Concept Note and Tentative Technical Programme

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

APCOAB STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: July 7, 2020
Organizer: APAARI and APCoAB

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

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.

Brochure

Tentative Training Programme

Application

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

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.

More info

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

 

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.

More info

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

 

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. 

More info

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

 

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. 

More info

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

 

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)

Concept Note

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

 

International seminar on conservation and prospecting of bioresources in Asia-Pacific region 

Date: December 18-20, 2018

Location: Taipei (Taiwan)

Organizer: APAARI/APCoAB, COA

Tentative Agenda

More about this event

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

 

Workshop on underutilized animal resources of Asia-Pacific and their amelioration

Date: December 10-12, 2018

Location: Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia)

Organizer: APAARI/APCoAB, MARDI

More about this event

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS

 

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...

LATEST PUBLICATION

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

Maize is important in emerging economies....
Read more

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

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

Apple ranks fourth in production globally....
Read more

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

Success Story on Induced Systemic Resistance

A New Hope for Malaysian Papaya Industry....
Read more

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

Sheep and Goats in Fiji and PNG  – A Success Story

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

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

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

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

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

Regional Capacity Building Programme .... Read more

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine Genetic Resources and their Amelioration – Country Status Reports

Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine.... Read more

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine Genetic Resources and their Amelioration – Proceedings and Recommendations

Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine.... Read more

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

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

13th International Conference on Development of Drylands.... Read more

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

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

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

FOLLOW APCoAB