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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

Synthetic Genes Found to Modify Root Structures and Increase Plant Resiliency
16 September
2022

Using synthetic genes, researchers at Stanford University have been able to modify the root structures of plants which could make crops more efficient at gathering nutrients and water, and more resilient to increasing pressures from climate change..........Read more

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Gene-edited rice can naturally fix nitrogen in the soil, vastly reducing the need for chemical fertilizers
13 September
2022

With new genetically modified grain crops, a sustainable alternative can be created by adopting a new way of producing grain, without the large amounts of fertilizer that are normally involved in cultivation.........Read more

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Global Strategy for the Conservation and Use of Eggplants
08 September
2022

The Crop Trust initiated the development of a global conservation strategy for eggplants to overview the current status and identify issues of concern........Read more

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Novel Protein Vpb4Da2 Against Western Corn Rootworm Passes Food and Feed Safety Assessment
06 September
2022

The development of genetically modified (GM) crops expressing one or more proteins that confer tolerance to Western Corn Rootworm, was a historic breakthrough in agricultural biotechnology and continues to serve as an invaluable tool in pest management........Read more

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Researchers Improve Pre-harvest Sprouting Resistance in Rice Using CRISPR-Cas9
01 September
2022

Pre-harvest sprouting can be checked by strengthening seed dormancy using gene editing technology.......Read more

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INFOGRAPHICS

Gene-edited wheat had significantly more grains per spike compared with the wild type, thereby increasing yield per unit area
09 September 2022

Using CRISPR/Cas9 technology in wheat, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Peking University obtained multi-spikelet phenotype in the lower middle part of the spikes......Read More

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Multiple field trails of late blight-resistant (LBR) GM potatoes will be conducted by Bangladesh and Indonesia
02 September 2022

Under a partnership funded by the USAID, Michigan State University, the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute and the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Biotechnology Genetic Resources Research and Development......Read More

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Japan’s government approves commercialization of gene-edited tiger pufferfish for consumption
26 August 2022

By using CRISPR gene-editing technology, the pufferfish grows faster and increases in size by 90% compared to that using conventional way of breeding......Read More

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Indian government permits field trials of first drought-resistant rice variety developed using genome editing
19 August 2022

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) have given the sanctions for the field evaluation of genome-edited rice variety during the kharif 2024 and likely to be in farmers’ field in 2026.........Read More

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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...

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

Apple ranks fourth in production globally....
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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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